Thursday, January 26, 2006

Destination of Lovely Diving, Ko Kradan

Destination of Lovely Diving, Ko KradanOne of the most beautiful islands in Trang, South of Thailand, Ko Kradan is located about 40 minutes by boat from the mainland or one hour by boat from Chaomai and Pakmeng. The best time to visit Ko Kradan between November to May. Ko Kradan has area about 600 rai (240 acres), most of the island belongs to Hat Chao Mai National Park. The island is a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. The rest are privately owned rubber and coconut plantations. This island is famous for beginning the world’s first underwater group wedding ceremony in 2000, which has continued to be a tradition since every Valentine’s Day. The island offers good restaurants and accommodations for tourists. The most striking feature of Ko Kradan is its powdery, white sandy beaches and crystal clear water that permits a great view of the coral reef under the sea can be seen. The reef stretches from the beach’s northern end to the coast. A variety of colorful fish inhabit the shallow water corals making the site perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Ko Kradan is to the west of Ko Muk and Ko Libong. These island are all five star diving site, if you choose to stay in this area, there is one resort on Ko Kradan providing rooms and bungalows as well as major resort facilities.

How to get there

- By plane Thai Airway and PB Air are service daily direct flights from Bangkok to Trang with a travel time of 1.30 hours. - By train Express trains depart from the Bangkok Railway Station to Amphoe Katang daily, used the time about 14 hours. - By Bus Air-condition buses depart from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Amphoe Muang of Trang province every day. - By car Route 1: Highway No. 4 (Bangkok-Chumphon) to Highway No. 41 (Surat Thani-Thung Song- Huai Yot-Trang), total distance of 828 kilometers. Route 2: Highway No. 4 (Bangkok-Chumphon) to Ranong-Phannga-Krabi-Trang, total distance of 1,020 kilometers. Route 3: Highway No. 404-416 (Satun-Palian-Trang), total distance of 140 kilometers. Route 4: Highway No. 4-407 (Hat Yai-Phatthalung-Trang), total distance of 148 kilometers. Route 5: Highway No. 4-402 (Phuket-Phang-nga-Krabi-Trang), total distance of 312 kilometers

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