Ranong Travel

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Green jungles, shiny beaches and blue mountains, that’s what Ranong is! Far from hustle-bustle and crowds, Ranong travel offers you a chance to experience some moments to contemplate, calm down and relax!

Ranong Province is the southernmost province of Thailand and Ranong town is its capital. The area is famous for its scarce population and affluent Nature. It was originally inhabited by Hokkian Chinese, influence of whom, is still evident, in its culture of Ranong. Ranong city is considered to be a doorway to Myanmar and a lot of traffic goes on between the two countries, through multicolored longboats. A casino newly opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar is increasingly attracting people nowadays.

Ranong was earlier known as Rundung and was ruled by Malay Kedah Sultanate. It came under Thai rules after numerous Thai invasions.

Being rich with Nature’s beauty, Ranong presents many wonderful attractions, like Hot Springs, Raksawarin Public Park, Namtok Ngao National Park, Laem Son National Park, Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre, Hat Chan Damri (beach and pier), Ko Phayam (beach), and many more.
Phukhao Ya (Grass Hill), also known as Khao Hua Lan (Bald Hill) is a must-see during your Ranong travel. This splendid hill has grass-meadows, like Swiss pastures. It is called Bald Hill because it has not a single tree on it, only long, long stretches of grass!

Historical monuments like Rattanarangsarn Palace, Governor’s Grave and Royal Initial Stones are worth watching. So are various temples like Wat Hat Som Paen and Wat Suwan Khiri.

Ranong has numerous lovely waterfalls too, like Namtok Punyaban, Namtok Ton Phet, Namtok Bok Krai and waterfall in Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve, which you should enjoy.

Other must-visit is some awesome beaches, for beach-lovers. Enjoy the silky, shiny beaches at Hat Bang Ben, Hat Laem Son, Hat Praphat or Hat Hin Thung and beaches on the nearby scenic islands, like Ko Khangkhao, Ko Kam Yai and Ko Kam Nui.

During your Ranong travel, some must-buy items are dried seafood, for which this beautiful place is famous. So, buy shrimp paste and dried shrimps; you can also buy cashews and dumplings; they too are famous here. Ranong OTOP Center and Pricha are nice shopping venues for local products. At Amon Sin and Ranong Sea Shell, you can buy pearls and seashell products.

You can savor Chinese steamed buns and other delicacies at places like Han Yok Yuan and Thap Li. Put your hands on some fresh crabs at Kao Dao Farm. There are some wonderful restaurants in Ranong, where you can enjoy fried or grilled soft-shell crabs, other seafood, and Thai and Chinese delicacies; in short, your taste buds will get enough to work on!

If you are fond of exhibitions and the festive atmosphere therein, you can attend the Ranong and Andaman Fair, in March where many travel agencies display their booths. Local sports activities are also conducted.

And a must-attend event during your Ranong travel is Image Boat Procession (October), which is spectacular. Buddha images are carried in boats, in a floating procession, in River Kra Buri. Thai and Burmese people participate in the event with equal passion. Boat song competitions and boat races are also held, which are exciting.

Ranong Travel

Green jungles, shiny beaches and blue mountains, that’s what Ranong is! Far from hustle-bustle and crowds, Ranong travel offers you a chance to experience some moments to contemplate, calm down and relax!

Ranong Province is the southernmost province of Thailand and Ranong town is its capital. The area is famous for its scarce population and affluent Nature. It was originally inhabited by Hokkian Chinese, influence of whom, is still evident, in its culture of Ranong. Ranong city is considered to be a doorway to Myanmar and a lot of traffic goes on between the two countries, through multicolored longboats. A casino newly opened at Victoria Point in Myanmar is increasingly attracting people nowadays.

Ranong was earlier known as Rundung and was ruled by Malay Kedah Sultanate. It came under Thai rules after numerous Thai invasions.

Being rich with Nature’s beauty, Ranong presents many wonderful attractions, like Hot Springs, Raksawarin Public Park, Namtok Ngao National Park, Laem Son National Park, Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre, Hat Chan Damri (beach and pier), Ko Phayam (beach), and many more.

Phukhao Ya (Grass Hill), also known as Khao Hua Lan (Bald Hill) is a must-see during your Ranong travel. This splendid hill has grass-meadows, like Swiss pastures. It is called Bald Hill because it has not a single tree on it, only long, long stretches of grass!

Historical monuments like Rattanarangsarn Palace, Governor’s Grave and Royal Initial Stones are worth watching. So are various temples like Wat Hat Som Paen and Wat Suwan Khiri.

Ranong has numerous lovely waterfalls too, like Namtok Punyaban, Namtok Ton Phet, Namtok Bok Krai and waterfall in Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve, which you should enjoy.

Other must-visit is some awesome beaches, for beach-lovers. Enjoy the silky, shiny beaches at Hat Bang Ben, Hat Laem Son, Hat Praphat or Hat Hin Thung and beaches on the nearby scenic islands, like Ko Khangkhao, Ko Kam Yai and Ko Kam Nui.

During your Ranong travel, some must-buy items are dried seafood, for which this beautiful place is famous. So, buy shrimp paste and dried shrimps; you can also buy cashews and dumplings; they too are famous here. Ranong OTOP Center and Pricha are nice shopping venues for local products. At Amon Sin and Ranong Sea Shell, you can buy pearls and seashell products.

You can savor Chinese steamed buns and other delicacies at places like Han Yok Yuan and Thap Li. Put your hands on some fresh crabs at Kao Dao Farm. There are some wonderful restaurants in Ranong, where you can enjoy fried or grilled soft-shell crabs, other seafood, and Thai and Chinese delicacies; in short, your taste buds will get enough to work on!

If you are fond of exhibitions and the festive atmosphere therein, you can attend the Ranong and Andaman Fair, in March where many travel agencies display their booths. Local sports activities are also conducted.

And a must-attend event during your Ranong travel is Image Boat Procession (October), which is spectacular. Buddha images are carried in boats, in a floating procession, in River Kra Buri. Thai and Burmese people participate in the event with equal passion. Boat song competitions and boat races are also held, which are exciting.