There is a lot to see and do in Ranong, making it a great place to spend several days exploring a relatively unexplored portion of Thailand. It is, in point of fact, one of the areas in the country that stands out the most for its uniqueness and authenticity. The fact that Myanmar borders it has had a significant impact on its character, since it is now the home of many Burmese people who have made Thailand their permanent domicile.
And if there is one thing that Ranong can be proud of, it is its breathtakingly natural environment. There are stunning waterfalls, hot springs, marketplaces, and islands in the area where you can forget about the rest of the world and have your batteries recharged.
The Punyaban waterfall
In Ranong, a visit to Punyaban ought to be at the top of your list of things to see and do. The surrounding landscape is stunning, despite the structure’s height being just approximately 20 metres. In addition to this, it is a section of Lam Nam Kra Buri National Park.
Because it is so near to the town, it will only take you approximately 20 minutes on a motorbike to reach your destination.
You will be able to see the waterfall from the same road after you get at your destination; but, if you wish to come closer to it or swim in its waters, you will be required to pay an admission charge of one hundred Thai baht.
Khao Fa Chi lookout
This breathtaking vantage point may be reached by car in around forty minutes from the heart of Ranong. The road leading up to the viewpoint is in excellent condition, and the surrounding area is stunning in its natural beauty. Just before reaching the destination, there is a little fishing community that has a market that is well worth a visit. On the way up, the foliage will get more dense, but once you reach the summit, you will be able to take in the breathtaking vistas.
You will be able to view the portion of the Andaman Sea that serves as the boundary between Thailand and Myanmar, as well as several tiny islands that are still uninhabited and Myanmar in the distance. In addition to that, there is no charge whatsoever.
Ranong Hot Springs
A trip to Ranong’s hot springs is yet another option for things to see and do while you’re there, and you should definitely put it on your itinerary. In point of fact, Ranong is renowned for having it. There are many of them, and they are all compensated.
Approximately fifteen minutes to the south of the city centre is where you will find the Ponrang Hot Spring, which comes highly recommended by yours truly. It will come as a pleasant surprise to you how well-appointed it is, complete with a restaurant, restrooms, and a variety of services.
The water that flows away from the river is approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and it collects in pools that have the appearance of Jacuzzis. These pools are places where you may have a relaxing bath.
Ponrang is a paid venue, however the admission fee does not exceed forty baht, and for that price, guests receive a towel, a locker, and access to the restroom.
The Old Market
It is impossible to leave Ranong without first going on a walking tour of the city centre. In addition to that, it is not very big. I strongly suggest that you pay a visit to its Old Market, where you can get a wide selection of Thai dishes. It is also an excellent method to get to know the local culture and enjoy the life that is prevalent there.
The Ranong Islands
When in Ranong, you really must take the time to go to one of the islands. Koh Phayam is more developed in terms of its infrastructure and amenities, whereas Koh Chang is known for its more untouched natural beauty.
Koh Phayam is one of the most well-kept mysteries in all of Thailand. It is an island that you want to talk about, that you want to show the world, but at the same time, you want to keep it a secret and maintain it as it is so that you do not lose the spirit of what it is.
Visit this island and take in the sights of its natural surroundings if you are interested in going somewhere that is completely undeveloped and devoid of tourists. The majority of businesses only have access to electrical power for a few hours each day. Therefore, the disconnection will definitely take place.
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