Category: Ranong Province

Ranong is the first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kms. from Bangkok. It is also known for the long rainy period, which lasts for 8 months each year. Ranong occupies an area of 3.298 square kilometres and is bordered by Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the west. Within its compact area, Ranong contains various natural attractions and is blessed with unspoilt mangrove forests.

Ranong is administratively divided into 4 districts and 1 sub-district: Amphoe Muang Ranong, Amphoe Kapoe, Amphoe Kra Buri, Amphoe La-un and King Amphoe Suk Samran.

Hot Springs

The most popular attraction of Ranong is 2 kms. east of town, situated among shady surroundings which has a maintained arboretum called the Raksawarin Park. The temperature of the springs is about 65 degrees Celsius.

Nam Tok Punyaban

This roadside waterfall is some 15 kms. before Ranong township on the Kra Buri – Ranong route. The water cascades from high cliff and makes a refreshing rest stop for motorists touring in the South.

Nam Tok Ngao

This pristine waterfall in the Khlong Pharo Nation Park is located 12 kms. south of the town. The whole stream cascades from a high mountain top and can be seen from a distance. The jungle area around the falls is home to Pu Chao Fa, a rare species of freshwater crab.

Phu Khao Ya

A vast hilly grassland, which offers refreshing scenery during the rainy season, is located 12 kms. south of Ranong town. This naturally bald area is distinct to the surroundings which are covered by thick forest.

Hat Chan Damri

Situated near Km. 8 on Route No. 4004 (Ranong – Pak Nam route) this small beach stretches to the mouth of the Kra Buri River where visitors may take a boat to travel up the river to Amphoe Kra Buri. Accommodation on the beach is available.

Ko Song

Ko Song or Victoria Point A small town of Myanmar that is accessible by boat from the Ranong Landing at the mouth of the Kra Buri River. The boat trip takes only half an hour. Customs and Immigration formalities must be processed first.

Ko Phayam

This island largely covered by cashew nut plantations can be reached by boat from the Ranong Landing. On the island, there is also a pearl farm and fishing villages. Other offshore island where visitors can enjoy fishing and diving are Ko Sin Hai and Ko Chang. A boat can be hired from the Ranong Landing.

Namtok Chum Saeng

Namtok Chum Saeng or Namtok Sai Rung This is located in Ban Pak Chan, 80 kms. north of Ranong or 16 kms. from Amphoe Kra Buri. It is accessible by Highway No. 4 and then turn left at Km. 529-530 onto the laterite road for another 3 kms. The waterfall looks most beautiful when a colourful rainbow sometimes appears on the spray of the waterfall on a sunny day.

Tham Phra Khayang

This beautiful cave adorned with plenty of stalactites and stalagmites is located at Km. 564 on Highway No. 4, some 12 kms. north of the town. An old legend links it to the establishment of Kra Buri town.It is said that Lek Lai, a special iron element believed to be elastic and flexible like wax, has been found in this cave.