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:: General Information
 

Ranong is the first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometres from Bangkok. It is 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 hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests.

A mountainous and heavily forested province, Ranong is best known as a fishing and trading port.  It was settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence is evident in the town.  Ranong town is a gateway to Myanmar, with colourful 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.  The famous hot springs are just outside of town, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters. 

 

:: Local Products
 Cashew Nuts

Cashew nuts from Ko Phayam are very popular. You can buy good quality cashew nuts in the shops downtown, especially those on Rueang Rat Road and Tha Mueang Road.

Attractions

:: Amphoe Kapoe
 Laem Son National Park
 

Declared a national park in 1983, Laem Son is a coastal park that extends out to include a number of islands. Covering an area of 315 square kilometres, the park offers white sandy beaches, pine trees forests, a seascape of nearby islands and great bird watching. The park office is on Highway No. 4 (Ranong-Phang-nga), 45 kilometres from the provincial capital, six kilometres from Kapoe. Turn right at kilometre 657 and continue for ten kilometres until reaching the office on Bang Ben Beach.

 

It's easy to see why Bang Ben Beach was chosen to be the location of the Park's headquarter. A coastal breeze and shady pine trees help to keep temperatures pleasant nearly all year round. The long white sandy beach looks out onto a multitude of islands scattered offshore, making every position on the beach a wonderful view. Just four kilometres from Bang Ben is Laem Son Beach where visitors can camp and enjoy bird watching. A number of the islands in the park are worth visiting. From Bang Ben Beach, local fishermen will take visitors out in their long-tail boats to visit the boulder formations on Ko Khang Khao, a trip that takes about 40 minutes, or 20 minutes further to "Buffalo's Horn" Island, or Ko Ao Khao Khwai, aptly named for its shape. (Park's rangers are also stationed here to assist visitors.) From Bang Ben Beach, arrangements can also be made to destinations further afield such as the fabulous beaches on Ko Kam Yai. Travel to this island takes about 1 hour and a half.

 

Accommodation and restaurants are available in Laem Son National Park. Further information can be obtained from either National Parks Division, Forestry Department in Bangkok, tel . 0 2579 7223, 0 2579 5734 or to the Chief of Laem Son National Park, Bang Ben Beach, Tambon Muang Klang, Amphoe Kapoe, Ranong 85120.

:: Amphoe Kra Buri
 Kho Khot Kra or Kra Isthmus
 

Located in Ban Thap Li, Tambon Lamu at Km. 545 on Highway No. 4, 66 kilometres northeast of the town centre, the Kra Isthmus is the Malayan Peninsulas narrowest point, spanning a mere 44 kilometres from the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast to the Andaman Sea on the west coast. There is a large cement map to help orient visitors. The Kra Isthmus provides an excellent vantage point from which to see the Kra Buri River forming a natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar.

:: Amphoe La-un
 Khao Fa Chi So
 

Named because of its resemblance to a traditional Thai food cover, Fa Chi hill is located off of Highway No. 4 in Tambon Bang Kaeo. The hill provides an excellent vantage from which to see two rivers, the Kra Buri and the La-un, converge. The many river islands formed where these two rivers meet makes the scenery fascinating to behold. Sunsets are often breathtaking. To reach Fa Chi hill, turn left at Km. 580 onto the paved road, and continue for three kilometres. Two kilometres further, near the bridge which crosses the La-un River, history buffs will find the remains of a Japanese military based complete with a warship wrecks, underground tunnels and the remains of a railway line. Japanese soldiers used this area as a port of sending support to Burma during the Second World War.

:: Amphoe Mueang
 Hat Chan Damri
 

Located about nine kilometres from downtown Ranong along Highway No. 4004 (Ranong-Pak Nam), this small beach and pier, and a nearby hillside viewpoint offer good vantage points from which to witness seafaring life along the mouth of Ranong's principal river. From here visitors can see across to Victoria Point of Ko Song in Myanmar of further out to the many other islands, big and small, which dot the Andaman Sea. The hilltop viewpoint is a particularly good location for watching Ranong's sunsets. The Jansom Thara Resort, situated above the beach, offers boat trips to some of the islands.



 Hot Springs and Raksawarin Arboretum

Located about 2 kilometres east of the provincial office, the hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since King Rama V visited Ranong in 1890, and named the road to the hot springs 'Chon Ra-u', meaning 'hot water'. There are three natural spring pools. The temperature of the water in the pools remains constant at about 65 ?C. The water is both potable and suitable for bathing. Doctors routinely prescribe bathing in the pools for both medical treatments and as a relaxing way to ease stress and tension. Surrounding the hot springs is a deep shaded forest called 'Raksawarin', where resting pavilions and wash rooms have been provided for the visitor's comfort. Nearby Wat Tapo Tharam also provides bathing rooms for visitors who want to enjoy the healthy mineral water from the thermal springs.



 Ko Chang

With an area of 18 square kilometres and 80 homes on the entire island, Ko Chang welcomes visitors with a quiet, unspoiled tropical island ambience. Like Ko Phayam, boats can be chartered from the Ranong Pier. The island can be reached within 1 hour by long-tail boat. There are four beaches on the west of the island. Private bungalows are available.



 Ko Phayam

Two hours by boat from the Ranong Pier, Ko Phayam is famous for both its long fine white sandy beaches and for the cashew nuts which are grown on the island. A number of sea gypsies, or Chao Le, live on the island as well. The waters between Ko Phayam and the nearby islands of Ko Hai Hin and Ko Chang often provide excellent game fishing. To get to Ko Phayam visitors can charter boats from Ranong Pier for about 1,000 baht per trip. Visitors can also charter speedboats from Ko Phayam Resort. Prices range from 2,000 to 4,000 baht, depending on the size of the boat. Reservations can be made by calling 0 7781 2297, 0 1323 0436.



 Namtok Ngao

Located in Tambon Ngao in the vicinity of Khlong Phrao National Park, the steep Ngao Waterfall can be seen from a great distance away because of its commanding height. The area is home to a unique species of crab. Known to locals for years as Pu Chao Fa. This fresh water crab has just been recently classified by the scientific community and added to the world's list of shellfish. These crabs, easily recognised by their white bodies and dark purple mouths, live in crevices or under dry leaves along the banks of the small creeks which run from the waterfall. Interestingly, the biologist who first classified this species, Professor Phaiboon Naiyanet from Chulalongkorn university, named the crab Phricotelphusa Sirindhorn in reverence to Her Royal Highness, Princess Sirindhorn.



 Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre

Located about 15 kilometres from the town centre, the Ngao Mangrove Forest has been declared a World Biological Sanctuary Zone by UNESCO owing to the essential role this mangrove plays in maintaining the region's ecological integrity. Many species of marine life come to the mangrove to mate, incubate their eggs and care for their young until the offspring are strong enough to face the perils of the open sea. The centre offers guided forest walks. Arrangements can be made by writing to the Chief of Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre, Mu 4, Ban Lang, Tambon Ngao, Amphoe Mueang, Ranong 85000 at least three weeks in advance of a proposed visit to the centre.



 Phu Khao Ya (Grass Hill)
 

Known to local residents by a variety of names and endearingly referred to as Thailand's version of a Swiss pasture, this hill, located in Tambon Ngao on Highway No. 4 (Ranong-Phang-nga) about twelve kilometres from downtown Ranong, is something of an anomaly as it is completely treeless, being covered instead by a thick blanket of grass. Numerous walking trails and good vantage points offering unbroken views of the countryside make this hill the most popular in Ranong.



 Victoria Point of Ko Song

As an island in neighbouring Myanmar, Ko Song offers visitors a variety of local products, souvenirs such as wicker basketry and lacquerware, and gems. Long-tail boats can be hired in Pak Nam Ranong or on the Ranong Pier. The boat ride to Victoria Point takes about 15 minutes each way and costs between 200 and 300 baht. Before embarking on this excursion, visitors must obtain a boarding card issued by the Ranong Immigration Office in Pak Nam Ranong, tel : 0 7782 1216. Jansom Travel also offers tours to Ko Song.

Dining

:: Amphoe Kra buri

  Thap Lee Chinese Bun (ซาลาเปาทับหลี)
(Chinese food)

Km. 54 on Phetkasem Raod

 

  Tha Reau (ร้านท่าเรือ)
(Thai food and Seafood)

4 Mu 3  along Kraburi River, Sud Sakorn Road, Tambon Nam Jued Tel:0 7789 1060, 0 7789 1035

 Yok Yuan - Thap Lee Chinese Bun (ร้านหยกหยวน-ซาลาเปาทับหลี)
(Chinese food)

29 Mu 4 Thap Lee Market, Tambon Mamu, Tel: 0 7784 6218 

                      

:: Amphoe Mueang

 Krau Khao Niwet (ครัวเขานิเวศน์)
(Thai food)

4/8 Lu Wang Road, Tambon Khao Niwet 

 

  Krau Charoen (ครัวเจริญ)
(Thai food, Chinese food)

130/121 Tha Mueang Road  Tel: 0 7782 1592, 0 7781 2167

 

  Krau Nam Rae (ครัวน้ำแร่)
(Thai food)

160/1-14 Mu 3 Phetkasem Road, Tambon Bangrin  Tel: 0 7784 8368-70

 

 

  Krau Ranong (ครัวระนอง)
(Thai food)

Spa Inn 1/15 Chonra-u Road, Tambon Khao Niwet  Tel: 0 7781 1715 

 

  J & T  (เจแอนด์ที)
(Thai food)

267 Rueangrat Road, Tambon Khao Ni Wet Tel: 0 7783 2483

 

  Jay Hieang (เจ๊เฮียง)
(Thai food)

11/3 Phetkasem Road, Tambon Ratchakrud  Tel: 0 7784 0114, 0 7784 0034 

 

  Tod Rong Tao-Rong Klaung (ถอดรองเท้า โรงกลวง)
(Thai food)

12/2 Kijpadung Road, Tambon Khao Niwet  Tel: 0 7782 2964 

 

 Baan Suan Sam Laem (บ้านสวนสามแหลม)
(Thai food & Seafood )

170 Mu 5 Tambon Pak Nam Tel: 0 7782 5700, 0 1891 7180

 

  Hong Kong Roast Duck  (เป็ดย่างฮ่องกง)
(Chinese food and Single Dish)

5/25  Lu Wang Road, Tambon Khao Niwet Tel: 0 7783 4765

 

  Paknam Seafood  (ปากน้ำซึฟู้ด)
(Seafood)

99 Mu 5 Tambon Pak Nam Tel: 07781 2497, 0 1894 0401

 

  Somboon Restaurant  (สมบูรณ์โภชนา)
(Thai food , Chinese food and Seafood)

2/63 Phetkasem Road, Tambon Bangrin 
Tel: 0 7783 3300, 0 7782 2722, 0 1477 3632

 

  Wee Tieng (หวีเตียง)
(Thai food and Seafood)

199 Rueangrat Road, Tambon Tel: 07781 2497, 0 1894 0401

To Stay

:: Amphoe Mueang
 Le' Sarin Chalet Ranong, 306 Ruengrat Road, Tambon Khaonivet ,Amphoe Muang, Ranong

Tel : 0 7782 5725  Fax:0 7782 5726
Total : 21 rooms
Rates : 650-750 Baht

E-mail : reservation@lesarinchalet.com

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 Pathu Resort , 29/5 Phetkasem Road, Tambon Bangrin, Amphoe Mueang, Ranong

Tel : 0 7782 3749, 0 1894 7343
Total : 16 rooms
Rates: 690-1,600 Baht

E-mail : pathuresort@hotmail.com  
website : http://www.pathuresortranong.com

 

:: How To Get There


Car

Ranong can be reached from Bangkok by taking Highway No. 4 via Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon, a total distance of 568 kilometres.

 


Bus

Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani everyday for the approximately 8-hour trip. For a current schedule and further information, please call the Southern Bus Terminal at tel: 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 1200 or the Ranong Bus Station at tel: 0 7781 1548 or visit www.transport.co.th.

 


Air

There is no flight to Ranong at this time.


 

 Distances from Amphoe Mueang (Town) to Other Districts

 

La-un
Kapoe
Kra Buri
Suk Samran

43

52

57

85

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 Distances from Ranong to Neighbouring Towns

Chumphon
Takua Pa
Surat Thani  
Krabi
Phuket

117

174

219

296

300

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