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Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

Ranong’s Attractions

Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

 

Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

 

Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

 

Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

 

Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

 

Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

 

Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

 

Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

Traditions and Festivals

Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

 

Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

 

Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

 

Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

 

Shopping

Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

 

Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

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How to go

Take the bus at Southern Bus Terminal. For more information, call +66 435 7429, or Ranong Bus Terminal + 66 77 811337, or Mit Tour Company + 66 281 6929

Take the southern train to Chumporn province, and take the bus or taxi to Ranong.

There are currently no regularly scheduled flights to Ranong. Ranong airport is 20km south of town, off Hwy 4 but is serviced only by small charter aircraft.

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Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

Ranong’s Attractions

Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

 

Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

 

Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

 

Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

 

Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

 

Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

 

Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

 

Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

Traditions and Festivals

Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

 

Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

 

Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

 

Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

 

Shopping

Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

 

Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Ranong is the first province of the South of Thailand, located on the Andaman Coast which is 568 km. from Bangkok.  It is a small town with the Kra Isthmus – the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular.  The longest part of the city is 169 km. long and the widest part is 44 km. long.  The narrowest part is in Amphur Kraburi which is 9 km wide.  The city’s most geographic features are mountain and forests.

    Ranong’s Attractions

    Ranong Governor’s Grave : the Chinese grave of Phraya Damrongsucharit Mahisornphakdee ( Kho Su Chiang), the Ranong’s first governor.  The grave land was dedicated by King Rama V, located on a small hill.  Both sides of the grave are 15-meter-high ancient stone dolls.  The grave is near waterfalls and souvenir shops.

     

    Ton Phet Waterfall : the 11-level beautiful waterfall with all-year-round cascades from the source of water from Phota Chong Dong Mountains which is the highest mountain in Ranong.

     

    Ngao Waterfall : The waterfall is located in Tambon Ngao which is now the area of Namtok Ngao Natinal Park.  The water flows down from the high mountain ridge, so it can be seen from afar.  Panda crabs, the latest-found crab species in the world, can be found in the waterfall area.

     

    Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center : a home for young offspring of many species of marine life, wild floras and animals.  If you want to have a field trip, you need to write an official letter to the head of research center at least 3 weeks before visiting, so that the staff can prepare for giving a lecture.

     

    Phukhaow Ya (grass hill) or Khaow Hua Lan (bald hill) or Khao Phee (ghost hill) : the treeless hill with green grass.  In rainy season, the hill becomes lush and hill, but in summer, the grass dies and the hill becomes brown.

     

    Hat Chan Damri : 8 km. from Ranong’s Governor Grave is the beach with a high hill that you can see the estuary village’s view and Koh Song or Vitoria Point of Myanmar.  It is a good place to see the sunset.

     

    Victoria Point or Koh Song : an island in Myanmar with the Kraburi River separating between Myanmar and Ranong.  It is the center collecting local products such as jewelry, wickers, Myanmar’s lacquerware.  Tourists can take a long-tailed boat to Myanmar with the ticket price 200-300 baht.  Before going to Myanmar, you have to go to the immigration office first. 

     

    Koh Phayam : It takes about 1-2 hours from the pier at Ranong estuary to the island.  The island is known for its white sandy beach and a place for planting cashew nuts.  A number of sea gypsies live on the island, and you can rent a private long-tailed boat for 1000 baht to go back to the mainland.

    Traditions and Festivals

    Phra Tham Phra Khayang Fair : the fair is held during Chinese New Year’s Day for 3-7 days.  People can go to Khayang Cave to pay homage to holy things.

     

    Ga Yu Fair : every March is the time when Ga Yu trees or cashew nut trees are fully ripe.  In the fair, there are crop competition, performances, and agricultural shops.

     

    Image Boat Procession and Races : boats will be beautifully decorated and the Buddha image will be placed on the boat.  The boat will be paraded along the Kraburi River community.

     

    Andaman’s Mexican Sunflower Fair : The event is held every December in Chansomthara Resort and Hat Chan Damri.  In the event, there are boat races between Thai and Myanmar people, and also joyful performances.

     

    Shopping

    Peals and seashell products can be easily found around Punyaban Waterfall and Chansomthara Resort.

     

    Cashew nuts are Ranong’s local products, furthermore, dried seafood, shrimp paste, and dried shrimp are popular ones to purchase.  

    Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. Ranong is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. The traffic is even heavier these days since a casino opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

    Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.

    Key Tips

  • May through October are the rainiest of all Ranong’s Rainy Months.
  • For a real off-the-beaten path Thai island, Ranong’s Phayam is one of the least visited in Thailand.
  • Both Ranong city and some areas along the coast have accommodation for visitors, including luxury hotels, guesthouses, beach resorts, and bungalows.

    Ranong boasts a spectacular national park within an interior of verdant jungles abundant with lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, as well as many undeveloped beaches, and of course Ranong’s famous hot springs.

    As one of the quieter tourist destinations in Thailand, Ranong has fewer activities to participate in than in the more popular tourist areas of Thailand, though there are still enough activities that visitors with many interests will find something to keep them entertained on their Ranong holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Ranong:

    Most restaurants on Ranong serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Ranong

    As in most provincial capitals, Ranong features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.