Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre
Located about 15 kilometres from the town centre, the Ngao Mangrove Forest has been declared a World Biological Sanctuary Zone by UNESCO owing to the essential role this mangrove plays in maintaining the region's ecological integrity. Many species of marine life come to the mangrove to mate, incubate their eggs and care for their young until the offspring are strong enough to face the perils of the open sea. The centre offers guided forest walks. Arrangements can be made by writing to the Chief of Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre, Mu 4, Ban Lang, Tambon Ngao, Amphoe Mueang, Ranong 85000 at least three weeks in advance of a proposed visit to the centre.