Ranong Travel Guide, Ranong Travel Information, Ranong Thailand

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Ranong is best known for a rainy province which has long rainy season, lasts for 8 months each year. Besides, Ranong province is filled with pristine natural beauty that serves as a gateway to southern Myanmar. Ranong is the most northerly province on Thailand’s Andaman coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok which best known for its mangrove forests, hot springs, a mountainous and heavily forested province.

Ranong is best known for its capital city of the same name, which serves as a major fishing and trading port. It was originally settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful 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 in Myanmar. Just outside of Ranong town are the famous Ranong hot springs, where an arboretum and various first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal properties of the mineral waters.

Ranong Province, one of the wettest in Thailand has a number of other distinctive characteristics: The province features sixty-two islands, many fine beaches, unspoiled forests, and refreshing waterfalls, many of which are incorporated in national parks or wildlife sanctuaries. Ranong is also known for its hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests. Ranong is a major border crossing between Thailand and neighboring Myanmar and also contains the narrowest point on the Malayan Peninsula.
North : Tha Sae District (Chumphon) and Myanmar
South : Khirirat Nikom District (Surat Thani) and Khura Buri District (Phang Nga)
East : Muang District, Sawi District and Pha District To (Chumphon)
West : Koh Song (Myanmar) and Indian Ocean
Distances to Other Provinces
Chumphon 122 km Surat Thani 223 km
Ta Kua Pa 174 km Phuket 300 km

Distances from Mueang District to Other Districts
La Un 43 km Kra Buri 57 km
Ka Poe 52 km Suk Samran 85 km
Festivals & Events
Visit Ranong and Andaman Fair
When: December
Where: -
Held in December, the Fair features exhibitions by various organizations, booth displays of travel agencies and folk sports activities.
Image Boat Procession and Races
When: November
Where: Between Kra Isthmus and Kra Buri River
Ranong Festival
Image Boat Procession and Races
Held cooperatively by Thai and Burmese people during the 1 st – 3nd days of the waning moon of the 11 th lunar month, the event features a Buddha image boat competition. Boats will be decorated to carry Buddha images and will float in procession along the Kra Buri River, near the Kra Isthmus, passing by riverside communities. There will be a boat song contest and boat races as well as other forms of entertainment in front of the Kra Buri District Office.