Located 586 kilometres south of Bangkok, Ranong borders Myanmar and in parts is only 44 kilometres wide – the narrowest section of the country. The province has the country’s longest rainy season, that being 8 months a year, and features a number of natural attractions. Of particular interest are the area’s hot springs which are renowned for their therapeutic value.
Attractions in Ranong
Natural Hot Springs and Raksawarin Park Arboretum
Ranong’s chief attractions include its hot springs and Raksawarin Park Arboretum. Situated 2 kilometers east of Ranong town, mineral water coming from the springs maintains a year-round temperature of 65 degrees Celsius. The waters have proven healing qualities and often prescribed by doctors in the locale as a form of treatment. There are...
Phu Khao Ya
Phu Khao Ya (Grass Hill), also known as Khao Hua Lan (Bald Hill) or Khao Phi (Ghost Hill) is extraordinary in that it is a geographical anomaly. This average-sized hill is entirely void of trees leaving it looking, as local residents say, like a ‘Swiss pasture’. Although you shouldn’t wait for singing nuns or herds of goats, Phu...
Laem Son National Park
Laem Son National Park is situated on the Andaman sea coast in Ranong and Phang Nga provinces. It also includes islands in the Andaman. The park was established on 19th August 1983. The park is the 12th Marine National Park of Thailand and is its 6th largest. Laem Son National Park covers an area of approximately 315 square kilometers.
Koh Phayam is an island in Ranong Province, Thailand. Koh Phayam is the second largest Andaman Sea island off the coast of Ranong. Koh Phayam is widely thought to be one of the most beautiful and undiscovered of Thailand's islands. Koh Phayam has no roads. Tourists hire motorbikes and ride along the road to the resorts. They are mostly tourist islands and are pristine and quiet, relaxed, as opposed to Ko Samui or Ko Phangan. The two major bays are Ao Yai and Ao Khao Kwai (Buffalo bay). These bays have long curving white sandy beaches.