Places to visit in Ranong

Places to visit in Ranong

Ranong is just small province with a lot of sights attractive for traveling.
And also a small border town with limited tourist influence and hence still quaintly Thai. Border access via boat to Kawthoung in Myanmar allows visas to be renewed.

Places to visit in Ranong are recommend as following.

Rattanarangsarn Palace (เธžเธฃเธฐเธฃเธฒเธŠเธงเธฑเธ‡เธฃเธฑเธ•เธ™เธฃเธฑเธ‡เธชเธฃเธฃเธ„เนŒ เธˆเธณเธฅเธญเธ‡ ) ...Phraya Damrong sutjarit Mahitsornpakdee ( Kor Sim Kong) built this throne Hall up for the residence of King Rama V during the royal visit to Ranong Province on April23-25,1890.It located on the hilltop name "Niwest Kiree" But now the original throne hall was later dismantled and replaced by the city hall and then the provincial was built new one in 2002.It was made by teak wood.It is a historical tourist attraction of Ranong residents.

Ranong Governorโ€™s Grave (เธชเธธเธชเธฒเธ™เน€เธˆเน‰เธฒเน€เธกเธทเธญเธ‡เธฃเธฐเธ™เธญเธ‡) This Chinese grave of Phraya Rattanasetthi (Kho Su Chiang), Ranongโ€™s first governor, is situated on a piece of land dedicated by King Rama V. There are 3 tiers of stone platform with steps leading up to the grave with antique granite sculptures of Chinese noblemen, horses, goats and lions on both sides.

Hot Springs and Raksawarin Public Park (เธšเนˆเธญเธ™เน‰เธณเธฃเน‰เธญเธ™เนเธฅเธฐเธชเธงเธ™เธชเธฒเธ˜เธฒเธฃเธ“เธฐเธฃเธฑเธเธฉเธฐเธงเธฒเธฃเธดเธ™) The hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since King Rama V visited Ranong in 1890. There are three natural spring pools. The temperature of the water in the pools remains constant at about 65 ยฐC.

Wat Hat Som Paen (เธงเธฑเธ”เธซเธฒเธ”เธชเน‰เธกเนเธ›เน‰เธ™) This temple is on Khlong Hat Som Paen and provides a sanctuary for a shoal of soro brook carp.

Wat suwan Khiri (เธงเธฑเธ”เธซเธ™เน‰เธฒเน€เธกเธทเธญเธ‡) It contains a Burmese style Chedi of over 70 years old and 10 metres in height, which was built by a Burmese, a main ordination hall or Phra Ubosot where a beautifully bejeweled standing Buddha image is enshrined and a belfry decorated with a feline pattern.

Namtok Punyaban (เธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธ›เธธเธเธเธšเธฒเธฅ) Formerly known as Namtok Set Takuat, this 20-metre high waterfall is located at Mu 1 Tambon Bang Non, on the right at km.597 on Highway No.4 towards Chumphon.

Namtok Ton Phet (เธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเน‚เธ•เธ™เน€เธžเธŠเธฃ) Surrounded by moist evergreen forest with Ranongโ€™s highest Phota Chong Dong Mountains being the source of water, each tier of the falls cascades down boulders all year round.
Phukhao Ya (Grass Hill) or Khao Hua Lan (Bald Hill) (เธเธนเน€เธ‚เธฒเธซเธเน‰เธฒเธซเธฃเธทเธญเน€เธ‚เธฒเธซเธฑเธงเธฅเน‰เธฒเธ™) Known to locals by a variety of names and endearingly referred to as Thailandโ€™s version of a Swiss pasture, this hill is something of an anomaly as it is completely treeless, being covered instead by a thick blanket of grass.

Namtok Ngao National Park (เธญเธธเธ—เธขเธฒเธ™เนเธซเนˆเธ‡เธŠเธฒเธ•เธดเธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธซเธ‡เธฒเธง) Covering a total area of approximately 417,500 rai in Amphoe La-un and Amphoe Mueang of Ranong and Amphoe Sawi, Amphoe Thung Tako, Amphoe Lang Suan and Amphoe Phato of Chumphon, it was declared a national park on 3 June, 1999.

Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre (เธจเธนเธ™เธขเนŒเธงเธดเธˆเธฑเธขเธ›เนˆเธฒเธŠเธฒเธขเน€เธฅเธ™เธซเธ‡เธฒเธง) has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve 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.

Hat Chan Damri (เธซเธฒเธ”เธŠเธฒเธเธ”เธณเธฃเธด) 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.

Victoria Point or Ko Song (เธงเธดเธ„เธ•เธญเน€เธฃเธตเธขเธžเธญเธขเธ—เนŒ เธซเธฃเธทเธญ เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธชเธญเธ‡) As an island in neighbouring Myanmar

Ko Chang (เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธŠเน‰เธฒเธ‡) With an area of 18 square kilometres and 80 homes on the entire island.Cashew and para rubber plantations as well as coastal fisheries are the peopleโ€™s main .

Ko Phayam (เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธžเธขเธฒเธก) 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.

Mangrove Arboretum (เธชเธงเธ™เธฃเธธเธเธ‚เธŠเธฒเธ•เธดเธ›เนˆเธฒเธŠเธฒเธขเน€เธฅเธ™) Located within Pa Khlong Lamliang-La-un National Reserve area and attached to a concession forest, the mangrove became under concession for 15 years before reforestation under the Khlong La-un Mangrove project. Two years later, it was developed into a mangrove arboretum with a 1,500-metre long boardwalk being constructed.

Royal Initial Stones (เธจเธดเธฅเธฒเธชเธฅเธฑเธเธžเธฃเธฐเธ›เธฃเธกเธฒเธเธดเน„เธ˜เธข) There is an area where the royal initials of King Rama V were inscribed onto a stone to mark his royal visit. There are also inscriptions of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikitโ€™s as well as Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornโ€™s initials on their royal visit.

Kho Khot Kra or Kra Isthmus (เธ„เธญเธ„เธญเธ”เธเธฃเธฐ เธซเธฃเธทเธญ เธเธดเนˆเธงเธเธฃเธฐ) The Kra Isthmus is the Malay Peninsulaโ€™s narrowest point, spanning a mere 44 kilometres from the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast to the Andaman Sea on the west coast. The Kra Isthmus provides an excellent vantage point from which to see the Kra Buri River forming a natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar.

Tham Phra Khayang (เธ–เน‰เธณเธžเธฃเธฐเธ‚เธขเธฒเธ‡เธ„เนŒ) Despite its small scale, this cave is related to a legend of the establishment of the district. Some 40 metres deep inside, a staircase leads upward and further outside the cave to where some rare herbs are believed to have been grown.

Namtok Chum Saeng or Namtok Sai Rung (เธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธŠเธธเธกเนเธชเธ‡เธซเธฃเธทเธญเธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธชเธฒเธขเธฃเธธเน‰เธ‡) In the rainy season, a lot of water cascades down the boulders in rainbow splashes. This is how it is called โ€œNamtok Sai Rungโ€ or Rainbow Waterfall.

Namtok Bok Krai (เธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธšเธเธเธฃเธฒเธข) At the end of the road, a 20-metre walk through farmland and a moist forest will lead to this enormous waterfall that runs throughout the year.

Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve (เน€เธ‚เธ•เธฃเธฑเธเธฉเธฒเธžเธฑเธ™เธ˜เธธเนŒเธชเธฑเธ•เธงเนŒเธ›เนˆเธฒเธ„เธฅเธญเธ‡เธ™เธฒเธ„เธฒ) This wildlife reserve houses a breathtaking waterfall known as Namtok Phan Met (เธ™เน‰เธณเธ•เธเธžเธฑเธ™เน€เธกเธ•เธฃ) amid a stretch of verdant forest.

Laem Son National Park (เธญเธธเธ—เธขเธฒเธ™เนเธซเนˆเธ‡เธŠเธฒเธ•เธดเนเธซเธฅเธกเธชเธ™) It covers a total area of 196, 875 rai. It also covers islands in the Andaman Sea; namely, Ko Khangkhao and Mu Ko Kam. Places of interest within the national park include:

Hat Bang Ben (เธซเธฒเธ”เธšเธฒเธ‡เน€เธšเธ™) is a long and vast sandy beach shaded by pine trees where the national park headquarters is located.

Hat Laem Son (เธซเธฒเธ”เนเธซเธฅเธกเธชเธ™) is a white sandy beach approximately 4 kilometres next to Hat Bang Ben.

Hat Praphat or Hat Hin Thung (เธซเธฒเธ”เธ›เธฃเธฐเธžเธฒเธช เธซเธฃเธทเธญ เธซเธฒเธ”เธซเธดเธ™เธ—เธธเนˆเธ‡) is located at Mu 2 Tambon Kam Phuan. Similar to Hat Bang Ben, Hat Praphat is a large beach shaded by pine trees.

Ko Khangkhao (เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธ„เน‰เธฒเธ‡เธ„เธฒเธง) is an island with fine sandy beaches and a gravel beach known as Hat Hin Ngam in the north.

Ko Kam Yai (เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธเธณเนƒเธซเธเนˆ) is a scenic island with white sandy beaches almost all around.

Ko Kam Nui (เน€เธเธฒเธฐเธเธณเธ™เธธเน‰เธข) is not far from Ko Kam Yai with beaches on one side and many other nearby islets.

Khao Fa Chi (เน€เธ‚เธฒเธเธฒเธŠเธต) So named because of its resemblance to a traditional Thai food cover, Fa Chi hill is located in Tambon Bang Kaeo. The hill provides an excellent vantage from which to see two rivers, the Kra Buri and the La-un, converge. Japanese soldiers used this area as a port of sending support to Burma during the Second World War.

Japanese Shipwreck (เธ‹เธฒเธเน€เธฃเธทเธญเธฃเธšเธเธตเนˆเธ›เธธเนˆเธ™) Approximately 2 kilometres beyond Chao Fa Chi, a wreck of a Japanese logistic warship used in World War II between a pier in Tambon Pak Chan, Amphoe Kra buri and Burma is visible at low tide.