Things to do & places to visit in Ranong Province, Thailand

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Ranong Province #38 destination in Thailand 2023. The average rating score is 4.35 based on 1.356 traveler reviews, of 49 attractions. Timezone: Asia/Bangkok, current date and time: Friday, April 19, 2024, 12:56.

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89°F - 77°F
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Very warm, muggy
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131.0 millimeters
5.7 mph
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  1. 5.0 The Smiling Seahorse (172 reviews)
    - Surin Islands, Tachai and Richelieu rock with The Smiling SeahorseDiving
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Scuba & Snorkelling
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    My wife and I intended to dive the Andamans for quite some time now. One reason for which we kept postponing was that in general the liveaboards leave from Khao Luk, which for us meant taking an expensive flight from Bangkok to Phuket. We were very happy to find out that The Smiling Horse liveaboard starts its trips from Ranong, a much nicer and quieter city in our opinion, easy accessible from Bangkok by plane at a cheaper price. Our diving trip was amazing. We were the only boat in usually crowded places such as Richelieu Rock, Tachai or Ko Bon. Lots of fish, good visibility for most of the trip, great food. The thing I personally liked the best is that nitrox is available on board. With daily dives at over 23 meters, and a total of 10 dives spread over a 3 day period of time, nitrox becomes an important safety factor. And a good way to prolong the bottom time a little bit and enjoy the exceptional marine environment the Andamans have to offer. The liveaboard has great staff and experienced dive leads. We stayed in the master cabin, a comfy room with its own private bathroom. Many thanks to Franck and Camille, the owners as well as to all the crew involved in creating a great experience for us. Peach and Andrew See more..
  2. 5.0 Koh Gam (8 reviews)
    - Fairly Crowd Free
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    Koh Gam is actually a small archipelago of several islands. The main island has a beautiful bay which is very safe for swimming and snorkelling. The scene here is very beautiful. This is the place we had lunch in the shade of trees. The other islands have quiet beaches and are also good for snorkelling though not as protected. We did not see many other people here, just one other longtail boat with not many guests. It feels here like you can actually get away from crowds more than other islands in the Andaman Sea. The blue sea, white sandy beaches and green jungles makes lovely views. See more..
  3. 5.0 1-Self Yoga (6 reviews)
    - Great Yoga teacher
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Charmaine is a great Yoga teacher. She gives very precise instructions and she carefully watches over you while you do the Asanas, she often gives a choice of easier and more difficult variations. And so it is suitable for both beginners and experienced Yogis - I've only had little experience with Yoga before I visited her classes. Classes are every second day, one at Buffalo Bay, once at Long Beach. For information go to Charmaine's reassuring Cha-Chai home. It's 300 Baht if you book ahead and 350 baht if you drop by - in can get very full in high season though. Charmaine describes her style as Hatha- it's not a very sportive, repetitive style, but rather you hold the Asanas for a long time. The classes last three hours: 1 hour of breathing exercises, 90 minutes of Asana exercises and 30 minutes of relaxation. That's longer than you're usual Yoga class at home, but I found it perfect for the holidays. See more..
  4. 5.0 Scuba Libre Adventures (4 reviews)
    - Superbe croisière et fantastiques plongées
    Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours
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    J'ai effectué une croisière de 7j/6n avec l'équipe Scubalibre Adventures début décembre 2019 à bord du Thai Sea. C'était une formidable expérience pour découvrir les îles Mergui et la faune & flore aquatique de la "méconnue" mer d'Andaman. J'ai réalisé jusqu'à 4 plongées par jour, sur des spots différents et parfois de nuit : une expérience initmidante mais magique pour la relativement courte expérience de plongée que j'aie (plongeuse occasionnelle depuis 2015) Je me suis sentie très bien encadrée et accompagnée. Je ne suis pas prête d'oublier les plongées au milieu de cette multitude de raies !
    Bertrand et son équipage sont au petits soins et que dire également de la nourriture Thaï succulente à bord...
    J'ai déjà envie de repartir à bord !
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  5. 5.0 Huckleberry Days (2 reviews)
    - Original!
    Friday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Multi-day Tours • Taxis & Shuttles • Eco Tours • Night Tours • Hiking & Camping Tours • Day Trips
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    Went on the first trip launched by Huckleberry Days and it was amazing! Good food, stunning nature, nice guides and original experiences. See more..
  6. 5.0 PAUSE - Surf & Yoga House (2 reviews)
    - Yoga at PAUSE
    Yoga & Pilates
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    Jungle retreat offering group & private yoga classes, healthy breakfast, and comfy accommodation for everyone. See more..
  7. 5.0 Magic Shop (2 reviews)
    - Nice shop and great coffee and cake
    Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    Handmade jewellery shop,accessory,unique clothes,homemade bakery,homemade cake,homemade vegan cake,homemade vegan cookie,croissant,handmade soap,natural organic product,birthday cake made by order,coffee shop,breakfast station,silver shop,real stone,fabrics,silks,handmade tie dye clothes,homemade ice cream See more..
  8. 5.0 TTC Spa School Koh Chang (2 reviews)
    - Very good time learning Thai massage at TTC spa School
    Lessons & Workshops
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    TTC Spa School is registered school with the Ministry of Education,Sports,Science and Technology of Thailand. After graduation of our courses a formal certificate of completion will be issued to each student, issued on behalf of the Ministry of Education Thailand. Students may choose to take private lessons with a trainer of their choice for their learning needs. Please advise us before you come. See more..
  9. 5.0 Surathee Health-Massage (1 review)
    - Best massage you can get
    Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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    Thai traditional massage parlor has standards and has a certificate from the Ministry of Public Health. See more..
  10. 5.0 Surathee Massage (1 review)
    - Best massage on the island
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    We have been to Koh Phayam four times over the last three years. We must have tried 20 different massage salons. To say these ladies know they body would be an understatement. They are knowledgeable, thorough and consistent. Thank you ladies! See more..
  11. 5.0 Namnong Hot Spa (1 review)
    - Super
    Friday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spas
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    Much better than spring opposite . Neat , clean and great experience . Must visit . Message was good See more..
  12. 5.0 Rajawadee Spa & Mineral Water (1 review)
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Spas
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  13. 5.0 Shavagit - Arts, Antiques, Jewelry, Oddities (1 review)
    - A place to look for things you don't get elsewhere
    Spent < 1 hour Antique Shops
    A small place, with yellowish doors and a sort of an orange 'fingerprint' painted on it is all to identify the shop; it's a bit like a secret hidden treasure box.The owner, a very friendly man with a good command of English, also is very good at drawing, so once there - don't miss to look at (or maybe even buy?) one of his pictures. The shop, unfortunately a little dark, offers all kinds of 'souvenirs' - be it braceletts, wooden carvings, antiques, brass figurines, handcrafted boxes, oddities ect - this is a good place to search through his nice little treasuries, and meanwhile learn a little about the life in Ranong, as the owner is always open for a good talk. Only minus point: You never know when he opens/closes his shop, good luck! See more..
  14. 4.5 Ao Yai Beach (183 reviews)
    - Beautiful Beach
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    Tiny waves break on this beach. An Aussie expat named Mitch can get you a board and sell you some good weed to smoke that he grows on the island. High times and good vibes to be had on this island. Beautiful sunsets and clean salty water. nature lovers will enjoy. Cheers. See more..
  15. 4.5 Ao Khao Kwai (Buffalo Bay) (137 reviews)
    - best bay ever
    Spent 1-2 hours Beaches
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    there is no better place on earth than in front of the sea, under a shady tree. Both sides of the bay are framed with lush green tropical hills and there are some boats anchored, gently swaying on the light swell. No houses in sight, very few people on the beach, but no loungers, no beach umbrellas, no plastic washed ashore. And when the sun settles down you will see some lights from the beach bars, but there is no disco sound and no big party going on (some exceptions accepted). Swimming in the sea is possible even at low tide - enjoy. See more..
  16. 4.5 Porn Rang Hot Springs (65 reviews)
    - Great place very popular with local residents
    Hot Springs & Geysers
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    100 bath (for foreigners) will give you access to six hot spring pools from 38-42 degrees and a “cold” river where little fish nibble your dead skin (natural fish spa). Locals cover up, so remember to bring T-shirts and shorts (both men and women). We took a taxi/motorbike up, but as there are no taxis there, I would advise you to book a taxi back in advance. 2-3 hours would be time enough for the pools. The ticket to the pools also gives you access to a (somewhat) nearby waterfall in the National park (we didn’t go there). See more..
  17. 4.5 AIDC - Andaman International Dive Center (47 reviews)
    - More than a Diving Experience
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Scuba & Snorkelling
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    This is a great company. When you dive with AIDC you get more than diving. It is like a mini cruise. The dive boat is comfortable. The food is . We even had a roast lamb meal one night. Prebens knowledge of his dive sites is exceptional. He knows how to look for the small things, as well as the big things. He is always looking for new dive sites and I was with him when we discovered a new site off Surin Island. A beautiful coral bed he hadn't seen before. Diving on Prebens boat is very personal. He doesn't take many divers so it is intimate and everyone gets to know each other. The Captain and Crew are great and really make for a funny, adventurous trip. Highly recommended. See more..
  18. 4.5 Ao Kwang Peeb (45 reviews)
    - Our favorite!
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    Our favorite! There is enough shadow to settle and enjoy! Almost nobody (we saw max. 20-30 person at the « rush jour »). You need a motorbike to go there and a little bit of walking if you don’t want to go down the small path with motorbike. See more..
  19. 4.5 Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Centre (27 reviews)
    - Unspoiled and something unique
    Speciality Museums
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    The place is managed on a high scientific level. Mangroves are vanishing, but they can be the answer to polluted or salty water. If you are not interested in this, enjoy the endemic monkeys and the strange natural smell. You walk through untouched nature on a comfortable foot-walk. Choose a rainy day and embrace the atmosphere. Afterwards the bright malls are still open. See more..
  20. 4.5 The Walking Street Ranong (15 reviews)
    - Walking Street Market Ranong
    Friday: Spent 1-2 hours Flea & Street Markets
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    Lined with clothing shops and home goods stores, the short yet busy Ranong Road is also home to the Phuket Town Central Market and the Downtown Market, making it one of Phuket's commercial hubs. See more..
  21. 4.5 Wat Ko Phayam (10 reviews)
    - A must see!
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
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    This was an amazing experience! But be careful when you visit the temple, there are some parts that really need a reparation. We almost forgot the big Buddha, but that is also amazing. See more..
  22. 4.5 Gong Valley & Coffee (9 reviews)
    - Coffee and resort
    Spent 2-3 hours Farms
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    Hidden gem, Hotel & coffee tours available. Great food, delicious coffee and a passionate owner who hand roasts and is thriven to sshate his knowledge. Go there! See more..
  23. 4.5 Ko Phayam Harbor (9 reviews)
    - Welcoming harbor
    Spent < 1 hour Piers & Boardwalks
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    The harbor is really welcoming, now even more with the large hornbills! Hopefully there will be even more life now when the pandemic is over(?). See more..
  24. 4.5 Khao Fa Chi (8 reviews)
    - Amazing place
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    The road to reach this place is narrow and you need to horn at every curve, the view is amazing. 360 degrees view of the river who separate 2 country, thailand and myanmar, there are 3 lovely dogs, so if you are coming here bring some rice to feed them. See more..
  25. 4.5 Eagle bar (6 reviews)
    - Best view!
    Bars & Clubs
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    Best viewpoint on the island with delicious shakes! Kind owners and great atmosphere. I think there is a kitchen but wasn't open when I was there. See more..
  26. 4.5 Taryn Hot Springs (6 reviews)
    - Best exprience in Ranong
    Spent 1-2 hours Thermal Spas
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    Indulge yourself in natural hot springs water bubbled up from the ground, with an approximate of 41.8 degree Celsius. Nestled at the heart of Ranong city, Thailand, you can relax your body, mind and connect yourself with tranquil view of the nature. See more..
  27. 4.5 Hin Thaluk (6 reviews)
    - A special place!
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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    A beautiful and special place! The rock formations are quite unique. Good place to shoot some nice pictures. See more..
  28. 4.5 Wat Suwan Khiri (5 reviews)
    - วัดไทย จำลองแบบศิลปะพม่า
    Spent 1-2 hours Religious Sites
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    เป็นวัดที่สวยงามอีกแห่งหนึ่งในอำเภอกระบุรี ระนอง อยู่ใกล้ชายแดนพม่า การสร้างจึงจำลองศิลปะพม่า เพื่อเป็นการสานสัมพันธ์และยึดเหนี่ยวจิตใจชาวพุทธทั้งสองประเทศ See more..
  29. 4.5 Moken Village (2 reviews)
    - Discover the village, how the people live and the children at school
    Spent 1-2 hours Neighborhoods
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    Fantastic island. Only bike traffic and most roads in good condition. The restaurants that we used offered excellent thai food. Friendly people. See more..
  30. 4.0 Rakswarin Hot Springs (261 reviews)
    - Easy Trip from Ranong with great views!
    Onsen Resorts • Hot Springs & Geysers
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    You can picnic and relax in the public hot springs for free. There is a building (gazebo) where you can lay on the floor which is heated by the thermal steam underneath. Recommend paid baths as they are cleaner and folks less likely to stare if you're a woman alone in your bathing kit and to lock valuables. Worth a couple hours... See more..
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