|RANONG is the
first southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometres from
Bangkok. It is known for the long rainy period, which lasts for 8 months each
year. Ranong occupies an area of 3,298 square kilometres 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.
A mountainous and heavily
forested province, Ranong is best known as a fishing and trading port. It was
settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong influence is evident in the
town. Ranong town is a gateway to Myanmar, with colourful 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.
The famous hot springs are just outside of town, where an arboretum and various
first-class hotels cater to visitors eager to benefit from the medicinal
properties of the mineral waters.
travel information for ranong
Ranong can be reached from Bangkok by taking Highway No. 4 via Phetchaburi,
Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon, a total distance of 568 kilometres.
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Bangkok's
Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani everyday for the approximately 8-hour trip.
For a current schedule and further information, please call the Southern Bus
Terminal at tel: 0 2435 1199, 0 2435 1200 or the Ranong Bus Station at tel: 0
7781 1548 or visit
There is Thai Airasia fly to Ranong 3 flights per week at Tuesday Friday and
Sunday contact call center 0 2515 9999 or website