Trang is the one of the southern provinces of Thailand. In the past, was called Tarang, a Malaysia name. The Thai people shortened the name to Trang. Trang used to be a port involved in foreign trade. And it was the port of transportation. Trang is connected with Nakornsritammaraj Province. Trang was the first city where rubber trees were planted. Governor Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi brought rubber from Malaysia and planted it here before anywhere else in southern Thailand in 1899. Rubber is now consider an important product of Thailand. The important rivers that flow through the province, are the Trang River and Palian River. The rivers flow between the Khao Luang the Banthat mountain ranges. The province has an area about 5,000 square km. It is located on the Andaman Sea, and contains 46 islands together with the mainland area. Most of the area is hills. Trang is a good place in the south to travel. The best time for sea travel is during October to May because at other times it is raining. When the rains come, there are also storms.