Ranong is the first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. It is also known for the long rainy period, which lasts for 8 months each year. Ranong occupies an area of 3,298 square kilometers, with the Kra Isthmus which is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, and is bordered by Myanmar and the Indian Ocean to the west. Within its compact area, Ranong contains various natural attractions and is blessed with hot springs and unspoiled mangrove forests.
Thai: จังหวัดระนอง Neighboring Provinces: Chumphon, Surat Thani and Phang Nga, Southern Thailand