Four Best places to visit in Ranong Province
Best Places to visit in Ranong province
If you want to avoid tourist traps and want to go off the beaten track, then Ranong is the best place for you. Situated along the coast of Andaman with many popular holiday resorts and self-catering apartments, many tourists come on all in package holidays or self and relax on the white gravel beaches that stretch for miles. This place has been untouched by the visitants for many decades and remain the least populated area in Thailand because of torrential rains pouring down for eight months in a year. As a result, Ranong’s forest is lush green and dense which is admirably suited for hiking expedition and pitching tents. In this blog, I’m going to list down a few best places to visit in Ranong province while you are holidaying in Thailand.
Few Best places to visit in Ranong Province
Ranong comprises a cute miniature Thai town, void of tourist scams, in the heart of magnificent mountains and stunning landscapes along the coast. The frontier town of Ranong is a short boat ride or a filthy swim from Burma with a clutch of hot springs and few incredible street foods which are lip-smacking dishes that make your mouth water and serves as a quick snack. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to relax in the middle of a stunning landscape.
Less populated rustic isle with local crafts and fresh produce that stalled all along the roadside overlooking the thick forest and valleys will be the perfect destination for nine to five willing desk job holders to relax amidst the mystic mountains. Pass the time by walking through the town by engaging and interacting with the local people or wend your way around the islet on one of the dirt trails. If you are lucky enough you can spot hornbills, Andaman kites and sea eagles that nested on mangroves and jungled eastern coast. The beach on the western coast of Ao Yai has dazzling marbled white and black sand in the south, which obscures otherwise clear water. A narrow path from Ao Yai leads to Ao Tadeng, another white sand beach with boulders best spot for sunset view.
Kho Phayam is rightly known for its white sand beaches that stretch for miles and harbours the best marine life, well suited for snorkelling. Most of the holiday resorts, seafront villas, restaurants’ and bars spread across the northwest and southwest coast that are popular with tourists come on package holidays. If you are, nature buff and willing to capture some nice photographs of birds then I would definitely recommend this place.
Laem Son National Park
The longest protected shore of Andaman coastline that stretches for more than 50 miles which host diverse flora and fauna with more than 20 islands that are edged with mangroves and entwined with a tidal lull. Here in Laem, Son national park marine life mimics the aquarium with colourful and eye-catching fishes, if you are fond of island hopping then sea turtles can be easily spotted as you pass. The aforementioned group of islands can be easily accessed by longtail boats at an ancillary cost at your own pace. The beaches are protected for swimming around the year and can go deep with a spare outfit for deep sea diving if you want to have a closer look at marine life.
Ranong is one of the least visited places by the tourists, most of the times they come across this place while they are spanning the border from Thailand to Myanmar. The same happened with me when I planned to explore Victoria point in Myanmar, as the boats flee from here. A day or two can be definitely spent in the woods of Ranong, which is placid and free from both hordes of tourists and the pollution. This part of Thailand was gaining massive popularity since a decade and I would definitely recommend you to explore it before it got exploited by the tourist scams
Hello hodophile, what are you delaying for? It’s time for backpacking. Let’s meet in the subsequent expedition.