Ranong Attractions, Attractions in Ranong, what to do in Ranong, Ranong Sightseeing

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Historical Site
The Royal Cadet Academy's Monument
Location : Kra Buri District
The Royal Cadet Academy's Monument is the borders Ranong and Chumphon. This statue, situated 86 km from Muang district, is imprinted with the royal signature of King Rama V.
Opening Hours : 09.00 am. - 04.00 pm.
Admission : 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Contact : 0 7423 1055, 0 7423 8518, 0 7424 3747
Hotels : Hotels in Ranong Area
Religious sites
Wat Hat Som Paen
Location : Mueang District Wat Hat Som Paen
Wat Hat Som Paen

Wat Hat Som Paen is a home to a big herd of Pluang fish, sits close to Raksawarin Park. This temple also enshrines the effigy of Luang Phor Khlai, a highly revered monk in the South. From Muang Ranong, take Highway 4005.
Wat Suwan Khiri
Location : Mueang District
Wat Suwan Khiri 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.

How to get there :
Wat Suwan Khiri is located within Mueang Ranong Municipality on Highway 4004 (Ranong-Pak Nam).
Park & National Park
Lamnam Kraburi National Park
Location : Mueang District
Lam Nam Kraburi National Park covers the area of approximately 160 sq.km, comprising of 61 sq.km of water and 99 sq.km of land. Lam Nam Kraburi National Park consisting of Kraburi River, parting Thailand and Myanmar, small islands scattering along Kraburi River and Mangrove Forest by the Kraburi River banks and the National Reserved Forest area consisting of Khlong Set Kuat Forest, Khao Hin Chang Forest, Khao Sam Lam Forest, La-Un Forest Ratchakut Forest and Khlong Lam Liang-La-Un National Forest.

The park has the following places of interest:

Bo Namron Had Yai
Bo Namron Had Yai has a total of 3 hot springs are located in Mu 2, Bang Phra Nua Sub-District, La Un District, and around the Had Yai Ranger Station.

Islands of the Kra Buri River
Islands of the Kra Buri River consisting of 6 islands namely Siat Island, Khwang Island, Yao Island, Khon Island, Pling Island, and Nok Plao Island which are situated right in the middle of the river with the most perfect mangrove forest and absolutely no population whatsoever. Khwang Island, however, is the exception since there is a land concession of 0.35 sq.km, whereby such concession will be expired in March 2, 2013.

Khao Hin Chang View Point
Khao Hin Chang View Point situated in the area of Khao Hin Chang and is the point where Kraburi River, its islands and the mangrove forest, along with the Myanmar scenery can be viewed widely and clearly.

Kra Buri River Kra Buri River
Kra Buri River

Kra Buri River is the border between Thailand and Myanmar, is 60 km along from source to mouth, and 6 km wide. The river banks are natural and there are a number of island groups. The whole boundary area of Thailand and Myanmar has healthy mangrove forests, and has a high potential for river tourism, such as rafting and boat trips. In the future when Kra Buri River National Park boundary has been officially declared, cooperation between Thailand and Myanmar in organising tourism for the Kraburi River area can be enhanced.

From the Isthmus of Thailand, following the river down to Koh Song or Victoria Point Island in Myanmar, arises a National Park between countries, which has the highest potential in tourism and conservation. This will lead to good relations and further opportunities for cooperation between Thailand and Myanmar.

Punyaban Waterfall
Punyaban waterfall which formerly known as Settakuat waterfall, is a 20-metre high waterfall. A nature trek of approximately 300 meters is provided for visitors to relax among the freshness of the tropical forest. On this waterfall has a parking area, food shops, and toilets to service for tourist.

Sed Kuad Peninsular
Sed Kuad Peninsular is located in the National Park Headquarters area, covering an area of approximately 3.2 sq.km. It is an area of healthy mangrove forest, the tip of which stands out into thr Kraburi River. The Viewpoint at Khao Hin Chang, National Park Headquarters, gives a panoramic view of the Kraburi River, the islands, mangrove forests, and a clear view of the river banks on Myanmar side of the border.

Tham Yi Pun
Tham Yi Pun situated on Koh Khwang and is 500 meters in depth. Formerly a Japanese Military Base during World War 2

Ton Pak Waterfall
Ton Pak Waterfall just 3km far from Ranger Station 1 (Hat Yai). Located Moo 2 Bang Phar Nuen Sub-district, La-oon District, Ranong province. It's has 4 levels.

How to get there :
By Car
From Ranong Province to the National Park Office approximately 18 kilometers.
From Bangkok will reach the entrance of the National Park 18 kilometers before actually reaching the town of Ranong.
Opening Hours : 7.00 am - 4.00 pm
Contact : 0 7787 0238
Namtok Ngao National Park
Location : Mueang District
Namtok Ngao National Park
Namtok Ngao National Park
Namtok Ngao National Park located in Ngao Sub-district in the vicinity of Khlong Phrao National Park. The steep Ngao Waterfall can be seen from far distance away because it's height up to 300 meters. The adventure here includes trekking to the summit of the waterfall. There are many waterfalls in the area such as Klong Pera waterfall and Bang Rin waterfall which are both stunning like Ngao Waterfall. Another attractions is a hot spring called Bo Nam Ron Pon Rung. It’s the soil hot spring that has the wellspring as much as 13 wells. There are bathing facilities offers service for visitors as well as foot onsen. During May to December, visitors can do rafting in Klong Yae as well. Accommodations are offered here too.

The park has the following places of interest:

Bang Rin Waterfall
Bang Rin Waterfall located in Moo 2, Bang Rin Sub-district, Muang District. Turn left at the intersection next to Bang Rin bridge along Muang Din Khao road parallel Klong Bang Rin for 3 kilometers. The steep waterfall is wellknown among Ranong people

Khlong Phrao Waterfall
Khlong Phrao Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall that has water flows all year. These are 5 levels, the third level is 36 meters high. Separate from Lang Suan-Thung Tago road for 14 kilometers, you will reach the fall.

Ngao Waterfall
Namtok Ngao
Ngao Waterfall
Ngao Waterfall located near the Headquarters, you can follow Phetchkasem road for 13 kilometers then turn left at the intersection that opposite Khao Ya and follow the road for 1 kilometer. The waterfall has water drops over the high and steep cliff that you can see it even you are far away.

Chao Phar Crab (Phricotelphusa Sirindhorn Naiyanete) Chao Phar Crab, a new kind of crab in the world first found in Ngaw Waterfall, is unique, and unlike any kinds of fresh water crab, such as, its shell and claws are white, and its lip, two eyes sockets and eight legs are purple.

Gomasum or Uang Ngoen Luang (Dendrobium formosum) is symbolic of Ranong Province. It’s fauna in the Orchidaceae, generally characteristic is just like Cattariya orchid, white sepals and petals, white lip with yellow blotch with its delicately fragrant. The blooming season is October to December. It can be found easily in Moist forest, especially at Namtok Ngao National Park.

How to get there :
From Ranong, take Highway No.4 (Ranong-Ratchakrut) for approximately 13 kilometres, then turn left for another 2 kilometres to the headquarters.
Opening Hours : 8:30 am. - 4:30 pm.
Contact : 0 7784 8181, 0 7659 5045
Raksawarin Hot Springs & Public Park
Location : Mueang District
Raksawarin Hot Springs
Raksawarin Hot Springs
Raksawarin hot springs have three hot springs in the same area and it's all hot at 65 degree Celsius. This hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since King Rama V visited Ranong in 1890. Raksawarin hot springs is the only hot spring in Thailand that are the purest as there is no sulphur contaminated at all which allow visitors can drink the water at the hot spring directly. There are bathing facilities offers service for visitors as well as hot spring spa that is so refreshing. Further more, there is free foot onsen on the hot spring site which is next to by Raksawarin Public Park.

How to get there :
From Ranong, take Highway No.4 (Ranong-Ratchakrut) then turn right to Highway No.4005 about 1 kilometres to the Raksawarin Public Park
Opening Hours : 10.30 am. - 7.30 pm.
Laem Son National Park
Location : Kapoe District
Laem Son National Park
Laem Son National Park
Laem Son National Park was declared a national park in 1983. Laem Son National Park has many beautiful islands such as Koh Khai Yai which is the best spot to snorkeling for shallow water coral reefs in Ranong. Besides, Laem Son is a coastal park that extends out to. Most of the islands still preserve its natural in perfect condition where visitors can do natural trail around the island and watching sea birds. Other beautiful islands are Koh Kam where pure white sand expands all over the island which is the same as Koh Kang Kao that is the home of thousands of bats. This island is also another best spot to do diving. There are accommodations offers for visitors too. The best season to visit here is January-March.

How to get there :
From Ranong, take Highway No.4 (Ranong-Ratchakrut) for approximately 13 kilometres, then turn left for another 2 kilometres to the headquarters.
Opening Hours : 8:30 am. - 4:30 pm.
Contact : 0 7786 1442, 0 7786 1431, 0 7786 1432
Natural Attractions
Khao Fa Chi
Location : Mueang District
Laem Son National Park
Khao Fa Chi View Point
Khao Fa Chi or Fa Chi hill is located in Bang Kaeo Sub-district on Highway No. 4. Tourist can see an excellent two rivers, the Kra Buri and the La-un, converge from Fa Chi hill. Many river islands formed where these two rivers meet makes the scenery fascinating to behold. Sunsets are often breathtaking. History buffs will find the remains of a Japanese military based 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 its troops in Burma during World War II.

How to get there :
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.
Opening Hours : 7.00 am. - 7.00 pm.
Mangrove Arboretum
Location : Mueang District
Mangrove Arboretum 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 in March 1983. Two years later, it was developed into a mangrove arboretum with a 1,500-metre long boardwalk being constructed to facilitate visitors in studying the 25 species of mangrove flora.
Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre
Location : Muang District
Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre
Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre
The Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre was declared a World Biosphere Reserve Zone by UNESCO because it's the birthplace and home for young offspring of many species of marine life before they are strong enough to live on their own in the open sea. A guided trek of the Center’s flora and fauna along the 2-kilometer nature trail is provided.

How to get there :
It is located about 19 km. from Ranong Province, southward along Highway 4 between Km. 626-627, with a right turn into an asphalt road for another 5 km. near the Ngao Sub-district Municipality Office.
Opening Hours : 8:30 am. - 5:00 pm.
Contact : 0 7784 8392
Phu Khao Ya
Location : Muang District
Phu Khao Ya
Phu Khao Ya
Phu Khao Ya or Grass Hill has many names but the local residents referred to a Swiss pasture. This hill is something of an anomaly because it has treeless but covered instead by a thick blanket of grass. Numerous walking trails and good vantage points offering unbroken views of the countryside make this hill is one of the most popular destination in Ranong. From here, Ngao Waterfall can visibly see from the scene.

How to get there :
Phu Khao Ya is located in Ngao Sub-district on Highway No.4 (Ranong-Phang-nga) about 12 kilometers from downtown Ranong.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Punyaban Waterfall
Location : Mueang District
Punyaban waterfall which formerly known as Settakuat waterfall, is a 20-metre high waterfall. A nature trek of approximately 300 meters is provided for visitors to relax among the freshness of the tropical forest. On this waterfall has a parking area, food shops, and toilets to service for tourist.

How to get there :
It located at Moo 1, Bang Non Sub-district on the right at Km.597 on Highway No.4 towards Chumphon
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Ranong Canyon
Location : Mueang District Ranong Canyon
Ranong Canyon

Ranong Canyon located on Baan Tung Kha, Som Paen Sub-district. Ranong Canyon ever be an old mine and has filled with rain and ground water that reflects the colour of the surrounding jungle and cliffs in brilliant emerald green.

It's a very peaceful place, perfect to relax both in the morning and evening. An area surrounded by mountains, white stone which have a lot of on Som Paen Sub-district by it useful for making glass, dish, tiles and sanitary ware.

How to get there :
Located about 15 kilometres from Ranong town. Take Highway No.4004 to Ranong Canyon.
Ton Phet Waterfall
Location : Mueang District
Ton Phet Waterfall or Namtok Ton Phet was surrounded by moist evergreen forest with Ranong’s highest Phota Chong Dong Mountains being the source of water. Each tier of the falls cascades down boulders all year round. Tourist can reach to this waterfall easily by ask villagers in the area to recommended for directions.

How to get there :
Located about 29 kilometres from Ranong on the Ranong-Phang-nga route. Turn right at Km.641 into a dirt road with a direction sign to the Ranong Boyscout Camp for 2 kilometres and another 1.5 kilometres walk will lead to the 11-tiered falls.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Bok Krai Waterfall
Location : Kra Buri District Bok Krai Waterfall
Bok Krai Waterfall

Bok Krai Waterfall has many steps, surrounding with fascinating nature which the waterfall runs throughout the year. The road is not in good condition all year round, particularly in the rainy season. At the end of the road, a 20-metre walk through farmland and a moist forest will lead to Bok Krai Waterfall.

How to get there :
Bok Krai Waterfall located at Moo 8 Nam Chuet Sub-district, approximately 54 kilometres from Ranong on Highway 4 (Ranong-Chumphon). There is a sign to the waterfall between Km. 556-557 for another 13 kilometres.
Chum Saeng Waterfall
Location : Kra Buri District
Chum Saeng Waterfall or Sai Rung Waterfall should visit in the rainy season when a lot of water cascades down the boulders in rainbow splashes. This is how it is called “Namtok Sai Rung” or Rainbow Waterfall.

How to get there :
Chum Saeng Waterfall is situated at Ban Pak Chan, Pak Chan Sub-district, 80 kilometres from Ranong on Highway 4 and 16 kilometres from Kra Buri (on the way to chumphon) between Km. 529-530. Turn left opposite to the entrance to Ban Pak Chan Self-help Settlement for 3 kilometres.
Kra Isthmus or Kho Khot Kra
Location : Kra Buri District
The Kra Isthmus is the Malayan Peninsula narrowest point which provides an excellent vantage point where visitors can see Kra Buri River forming a natural boundary between Thailand and Myanmar. The Kra Isthmus was spanning long about 44 kilometers from the Gulf of Thailand on the east coast to the Andaman Sea on the west coast.
Opening Hours : 06.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Tham Phra Khayang
Location : Kra Buri District
Tham Phra Khayang
Tham Phra Khayang
Tham Phra Khayang formerly known as Tham Khao Yang which has small scale. The cave inside deep 40 metres, a staircase leads upward and further outside the cave to where some rare herbs are believed to have been grown. The cave has a large flock of bats inhabiting inside. Visitors are recommended to take with them a candle or flashlight. Every year during Chinese New Year, a 3-7 day fair is held for people to gild and pay respect to the Buddha images in the cave, as well as, to admire the cave’s beauty and study the herbs.

How to get there :
Tham Phra Khayang is on mountain in Lamliang Sub-district, 18 kilometres from Kra Buri District, with a left turn from Phetchakasam Road (Ranong-Chumphon route) for another 1 kilometres between Km. 563-564.
Other Attractions
Japanese Shipwreck
Location : La-un District
Japanese Shipwreck is located approximately 2 kilometers beyond Chao Fa Chi, on the left near the bridge across the La-un River, a wreck of a Japanese logistic warship used in World War II between a pier in Pak Chan Sub-district, Kra buri District and Burma is visible at low tide.
Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve
Location : Kapoe District
Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve
Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve
Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve houses of waterfall known as Phan Met waterfall amid a stretch of verdant forest. Unlike national park, wildlife reserves are not open for tourism. An overnight stay within the area for educational purposes will require a letter of permission to be presented to the official.

How to get there :
From Kapoe District, take Highway 4 toward Phang-nga for approximately 25 kilometers, turn left between Km. 685-686 for another 200 metres to Khlong Nakha Wildlife Reserve Headquarters.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 0 2562 0760, 0 2561 4292-3 ext. 765
Royal Initial Stones
Location : Kra Buri District
Royal Initial Stones located opposite to Ban Cho Po Ro School where the royal initials of King Rama V were inscribed onto a stone to mark his royal visit by an elephant and horse caravan from Chumphon to stay overnight at Don Wang Thu Pavilion in Pak Chan Sub-district on 21 April, 1890. There are also inscriptions of Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit’s as well as Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s initials on their royal visit from Chumphon to see their people here on 7 March, 1959.

How to get there :
Royal Initial Stones located at Km.525 on the Chumphon - Ranong route in Pak Chan Sub-district, 86 kilometres from Ranong
Ban Talae Nok
Location : Suk Samran District
Ban Talae Nok is Muslim community which the livelihood of these Muslim depends on natural resources in the mangrove area with self-sufficiency basis.The community help to protect environment in the area by manages to preserve their tourism site such as control solid waste as well as recycle used products. Apart from studying mangrove eco-system, tourists will enjoy learning people’s way of life such as fishing on the fishing boat, diving to see coral reefs, cycling on the beach, learning to make your very own batik fabric as well as study on how to make herbal soap and visiting Yai island which is one of the most beautiful island in the area. It’s famous for pure white sand beach and turquoise water.

How to get there :
Located 85 kilometers from the city center. Take Highway No.4 to Kapoe District and turn right to Ban Talae Nok Village for 5 kilometers from the highway.
Opening Hours : 08.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Contact : 08 7384 8437, 0 7787 1202