Trang islands are one ofLonely Planet’s top ten picksfor lesser-known Asian go-to destinations for this year. The small islands off the coast of Trang province rank number eight on the list, beating out contenders from India and Taiwan.
Way to go Thailand!
The picturesque Trang islands were characterized by Lonely Planet as being on the same level as the famous Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, with way less crowds. They described the islands as a place where “blonde beaches glisten amid shards of jungle-topped karst; beachfront bungalows line crescents of squeaky sand; rainbows of fish flit through the aquamarine.”
Made up of five smaller islands: Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai, Koh Sukorn, Koh Muk, and Koh Libong with its own distinctive attraction, Trang islands have remained largely under the radar.
The list, which was announced this week, sets its sight on the hidden gems waiting to be discovered by any aspiring travelers looking for excitement.
Regionally, Japan’s Hokkaido topped the list for its wild, mountainous landscape. That Northen Japanese locale is followed by Shanghai (China), Jeonju (South Korea), and Con Dao Islands (Vietnam). Source: Coconuts.co