Phayam & Koh Chang
A two hour boat trip from Ranong, these two
neighbouring islands are Ranong's secret weapons!
Formerly populated by sea gypsies, today Phayam
& Chang are growing travellers hideaways.
bungalows are available and these islands are a
couple of Thailand's true gems! Remember Koh Samui
in the 80's...?
Right across the Chan River, opposite Ranong,
is the small Burmese town of Kawthawng. Known as
Victoria Point in English, the main attractions
here are local products and souvenirs which are
available for tourists for reasonable prices.
20 minutes by longtail boat which costs about 300Baht
per boat, this is an excellent day trip.
*Immigration formality must be done first as Kawthawng
is in the Kingdom of Myanmar (Burma).
Springs and Raksawarin Arboretum
Near to Wat Tapotharam are Ranongs legendary
hot springs. The temperature of the water is about
65 degrees celcius. The deep shaded forest surrounding
the hot spring is lovely and it maintains an arboretum
named "Raksawarin" by the Municipality with rest
pavillions and bathrooms.
Another name of this waterfall is "Nam Tok
Sed Takuad". The waterfall itself cascades from
a high cliff and makes a refreshing rest stop for
motorists touring along the south.
Tok Ngao Forest Park
The beautiful scenery of mountains and pastures
is visible from the resting area near the fall.
Good spot for a picnic.
An old legend links this cave to the establishment
of Kraburi town. Beautiful stalactite and stalagmite
formations can be seen and it is said that there
is Lek Lai (a special iron element believed to be
elastic and flexible like wax) in this cave.
The narrowest part of the Malayan Peninsula,
just 9km at its narrowest. From the view-point you
can get a great look at the Kraburi River, the natural
border line between Thailand and Myanmar.
Bokkrai Waterfall has many steps with fascinating
nature surrounding. A pool at the top is ideal for
cooling off after the climb.
On the left side of the bridge over the Chan
River is the old Japanese Warship buried during
the end of the Second World War. The ruin can be
seen during the low tide period. This area was used
by the Japanese Army as the pier to supply war materials
for its army in Myanmar during WWII.
Son National Park
With its area of over 315 sq.km, this park
has beautiful beaches, islands and fascinating coral
reef. Bungalow accommodation in the park is available
but prior reservation is needed. Contacting the
National Park Division Tel: 579-0529, 579-4842.
Tok Khao Phra Narai
The surrounding area,including the fall itself,is
very peaceful with shade all around.
Nakha Wild Life Sanctuary
Wild life of different types and species are
scattered all around this ever-green tropical forest
and, together with a beautiful waterfall, makes
the sanctuary even more attractive for nature-lovers.