Kantang (Thai: กันตัง) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Trang Province, Thailand. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Kantang is Thailand's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Kantang, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Phuket. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Phuket for its bountiful attractions like Big Buddha, Kamala Beach, Phuket Fantasea on your trip to Kantang. Also, to reach Kantang, you'll have to take a flight to Phuket; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Kantang can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Kantang.