Ngob Nam Chiao is a woven hat of bamboo and palm leaves
worn by people tending the field or farming the land. Ngob (in short)
comes in various shapes and sizes. The ngob hat can be purchased
from Ban Ngob Nam Chiao, a community 8 kilometers south of the provincial
capital along highway 3148 near Laem Ngob Pier. There, the villagers
specialize in making all types of Ngob. The village is also a good
place to purchase local products, including dried shrimps, shrimp
paste and fish sauce. Particularly famous is the shrimp paste since
it is made entirely from shrimp. Ordinary shrimp paste is often
a mixure of shrimp and fish.
The day market in Trat is a good place to purchase food, household
items, and various knick knacks, with vendors setting up shop early
in the morning. It is well worth the visit to see what fresh culinary
and snack delights Trat has to offer. Knife vendors say that kitchen
knives are always a popular purchase for many German visitors who
like to cook and are reminded to check in their knives at the airport!
Koh Chang Wine comes from local fruits and herbs such as
mangosteen, pineapple, grape and galingale. This award-winning brand
is a good souvenir to take home. It is available at some hotels
(eg. Koh Chang Lagoon Resort) and at some convenient stores (eg.
V Mart) and in Trat (eg. Shogun Souvenir Shop). Price starts from
Rakam Waan or Sweet Rakam is quite a well-known fruit in
Trat. The fruit is very sweet when ripe and is quite popular among
Thais. Trat is also famous for other tropical fruits such as the
rambutan, mangosteen, mango, durian, coconut and pineapple.
The Lang Aan (Ridgeback Siamese Dog) is probably Thailand's
most famous canine breed. Lang Aan dogs have short, silky and shiny
hair, but this breed's distinctive feature is its ridgeback pattern
of fur on its back. These ridgeback dogs are also known for their
loyalty and intelligence. A well-bred Lang Aan Siamese Dog can fetch
up to 300,000 Baht.