Ranong Province

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

Things to do in Ranong Province


Tham Phra Khayang Cave, Ranong

Tham Phra Khayang Cave, Ranong

Tham Phra Khayang Cave is located on a mountain in Tambon Lamliala. Despite its small scale, this beautiful cave adorned with plenty of stalagmites and stalactites is an old legend…

The Shrine of the Nine Revered

The Shrine of the Nine Revered

Shrine of Nine Revered Images (Ho Kao Kechi) is located near the center of the town of Ranong. Built in 1982 to mark the bicentennial of the founding of Bangkok,…

Rattanarangsan Palace, Throne Hall

Rattanarangsan Palace, Throne Hall

Located on the hilltop named ‘Niwest Kiree’, Rattanarangsarn Palace is the palace of King Rama V since the royal visited to Ranong Province in 1890. The original throne hall was…

Ranong Canyon

Ranong Canyon

Ranong Canyon is located down a beautiful winding road. The lake was once an old mine and has filled with rain and ground water that reflects the color of the…

Porn Rang Hot Spring, Ranong

Porn Rang Hot Spring, Ranong

Porn Rang (or Phon Rang) is a hot spring located in Ngao National Park that includes over a dozen different pools of varying temperatures, some completely natural and others that…

Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre

Bokkray Waterfall Nature TrailBokkray Waterfall Nature Trail

Located about 15 kilometres from the town centre, the Ngao Mangrove Forest has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve Zone by UNESCO owing to the essential role this mangrove plays…

Namtok Ton Phet Waterfall, Ranong

1st level falls, Huai Yang Waterfall National Park

Situated at Mu 4 Tambon Ratchakrut, 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…

Kra Isthmus or Kho Khot Kra

Kra Isthmus or Kho Khot Kra

Kra Isthmus in Ranong province, is the narrowest point of the Malayan Peninsula that extends for a distance of about 44 km from the Andaman Sea on the western coast…

Khao Fa Chi Viewpoint Mountain

Khao Fa Chi Viewpoint Mountain

Located in Tambon Bang Kaew, Khao Fa Chi is named because of its resemblance with traditional Thai food cover. The hill is an ideal vantage point where you can enjoy…

Hot Springs and Raksawarin Public Park

Hot Springs and Raksawarin Public Park

Located about 2 kilometres east of the provincial office, the hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since King Rama V the Great visited Ranong in 1890, and…

Grass or Bald Hill, Phu Khao Ya Ranong

Grass or Bald Hill, Phu Khao Ya Ranong

Located in Tambon Ngao, Phu Khao Ya, Ranong, also referred to as the Grass Hill is an average sized hill that is famous for being a geographical anomaly. Known to…

Bokkray Waterfall

Bokkray Waterfall

Located at Nam Chued in the area of Thung Raya – Nasak Wildlife Sanctuary, Bokkrai waterfall which drops 13 levels is an enormous waterfall that runs throughout the year. There…