Ranong is a rainy province filled with pristine natural beauty that serves as a gateway to southern Myanmar. The region is best known for its mangrove forests and hot springs.
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KOH PHAYAM
Koh Phayam is famous for both its long fine white sandy beaches and dense area of forest. There are a big community live on there and help taking care of the island. Its sea along the coastline is filled by beautiful coral reefs. The most stunning one are on the west side of the island where there are bungalows offers for visitors as well. The best beach to lie on is Hat Kham which is on the southern part which is home to pure white sand in peaceful environment. Another popular activity here is watching migrant birds that will migrate here during winter between November to March.
HOT SPRINGS AND RAKSAWARIN PUBLIC PARK
This natural hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since King Rama V visited Ranong in 1890. There are three hot springs in the same area and its all hot at 65 degree Celsius. Its the only hot spring in Thailand that are the purest as there is no sulphur contaminated at all which allow visitors can dring the water at the hot spring directly. There are bathing facilities offers service for visitors as well as hot spring spa that is so refreshing. Further more, there is free foot onsen on the hot spring site which is next to by Raksawarin Public Park.
SAI DUM BEACH
Sai Dum Beach is nestled in Phayam Islands National Park on Sai Dum Island. Sai Dum Beach is a small village located at the cape of one of Ranongs larger islands. Close to the town is a black sand beach which is formed from years of sediments from mangrove trees piling up. As the beach is a cape extended out into the sea, leaves and deposit are easily trapped. Sai Dum Beach isnt recommended for swimming, but instead for taking in its uniqueness. To the south of Sai Dum beach is Por Cove which offers a serene viewpoint as well as anuntouched rainforest area. The LaemMakarn rainforest is a recommended attraction as its ecological system is close to being perfect. As of Sai Dum beach, it is most recommended for ecological tourism.
VICTORIA POINT OR KO SONG
As an island in neighboring Myanmar, Koh Song offers visitors a variety of local products, souvenirs such as wicker basketry, lacquer ware and gems. Visitors must do visa document before crossing to the island. Its a destination for those who love to touch the daily life of Burmese who life by the sea.