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Ranong, Thailand:
Rain city and Hot Springs

Discover the hidden charm of Ranong, Thailand—a haven of natural hot springs, serene beaches, and vibrant culture. Plan your stay with our comprehensive accommodation options, from soothing hot spring resorts to cosy guesthouses. Navigate your journey seamlessly with our transport guide, ensuring easy access to Ranong's treasures


Ranong Thailand

Ranong offers a one-of-a-kind experience that reveals a different aspect of the country's attractiveness. While frequently overshadowed by its more well-known neighbours, Ranong has a special charm that is worth discovering.

Ranong's designation as Thailand's "Rain City" is more than a label; it's an invitation to enjoy the rainy season. With the largest yearly rainfall in the country. The downpours provide life to the area, resulting in vibrant flora and amazing natural views.

Natural Hot Springs: A Relaxing Getaway

Ranong's naturally heated hot springs are one of its most well-known features. These therapeutic waters spring from the earth, offering locals and visitors alike a chance to unwind. Some hotels in Ranong provide the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot spring water in your hotel room or a communal bath outside.

Hot Springs Bath in Ranong

The hot springs are located in various districts, such as Muang Ranong, Kapoe, and La-un. The hot springs are rich in minerals and have therapeutic benefits for the skin and health. Not all hot springs are part of a hotel and spa experience, some hot springs are open to the public. It is amazing to enjoy soaking in the warm water and relaxing in the scenic surroundings.

Hot Springs Ranong

The most well-known hot springs are:

- Rakswarin Hot Springs: This is a natural hot spring that has three pools with different temperatures. The water is rich in minerals and has healing properties. It is located near the Ranong Provincial Health Office and is open daily from 6 am to 6 pm.
- Porn Rang Hot Springs: This is a hot spring park that offers various facilities such as a spa, a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and a camping area. The water temperature ranges from 40°C to 65°C and is said to be good for skin diseases and blood circulation. It is situated about 12 km from Ranong town and is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm.
- Taryn Hot Springs: This is a hot spring resort that features private rooms, bungalows, and tents for accommodation. The water temperature is about 45°C and is suitable for relaxing and rejuvenating. It is located about 15 km from Ranong town and is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.
- Tinidee Hot Springs: This is a luxury hotel that has a hot spring pool, a spa, a fitness centre, and a restaurant. The water temperature is about 50°C and is ideal for soothing sore muscles and joints. It is situated about 20 km from Ranong town and is open daily from 6 am to 10 pm.

Hot Springs Ranong

Ngao National Park

Located near Ranong Town and features a stunning waterfall that flows over a rugged rock face. You can admire the beauty of the waterfall from afar or hike along a well-marked trail to reach the base of the falls. During the hike, you will come across various flora and fauna that are indigenous to the area. Also, the park has lookout points that provide breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.


Ton Phet Waterfall

A breathtaking natural attraction that consists of eleven levels of cascading water flowing over rocks. It is a year-round destination for visitors. Walking in the surrounding area is a popular activity, where you can admire the unique features of each tier and the rich biodiversity of the flora and fauna.

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Trip to Koh Phayam

Koh Phayam is a charming island in Ranong province. You can reach it by ferry or speedboat from the mainland. It's a rural and rustic destination with no large hotels or resorts, only basic guest houses, eateries, and bars. You can enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the island, with its white-sand beaches, mangroves, and wildlife. Renting a scooter is a good option for exploring the small roads as the island has no public transportation.

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The Industries That Shape Ranong

Ranong's identity and economy are forever linked to fishing and rubber manufacturing. Because of its proximity to the sea, the region is ideal for fishing, which supports local lives and contributes to the province's cuisine. Also, Ranong is a major contributor to the rubber sector, developing extensive plantations that contribute to Thailand's rubber exports.


You can take a bus, a train, a plane, or a car.

Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on your budget, time, and preferences.

The bus is the least expensive mode of transportation, but it is also the slowest and least comfortable. Buses from Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, and other major cities to Ranong can be found at numerous terminals. You can book by changing your departure point in the widget below.

Depending on traffic and delays, the travel from Bangkok can take up to 10 hours or more!

The train is another affordable option, but it does not go directly to Ranong. You have to take a train from Bangkok to Chumphon, which takes about 8 hours, and then transfer to a bus or a minivan to Ranong, which takes another 2 hours.

Above the Clouds

The plane is the fastest and most convenient option, but also the most expensive. You can fly from Bangkok or Phuket to Ranong Airport in about an hour.

Renting a car in Thailand is a practical and cost-effective method to explore the country at your leisure.

Make sure you obtain an international driving permit.

Examine the vehicle's condition. Before signing the rental agreement, properly inspect the vehicle and photograph any existing damage, scratches, or dents. Check the tyres, brakes, lights and air conditioning for proper operation. If you detect any issues.

You don't want to be held liable for harm that wasn't your fault or have a breakdown during your vacation.


These are areas in Ranong where you might want to stay.

Keep a look out for the hot springs in the hotel baths.

Ranong is a city in Thailand. This is the provincial capital of Ranong and is an excellent area to stay if you want to be close to the city's attractions and services. 

Pak Nam: This location is near the coastline and contains a few resorts and hotels with beautiful views of the ocean.

La-un: Located in the northwestern part of Ranong province, this place is noted for its hot springs and natural beauty.

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If you're interested in short-term rentals, you should use the form below to look at the ones that are offered in Ranong



Hua Hin



Khao Lak - Koh Surin - Similan Islands

 Phuket - Koh Phi Phi

Starting in Hua Hin, a popular beach town known for its stunning beaches, upscale resorts, and traditional Thai architecture, the tour will take you to Ranong, a province in southern Thailand known for its hot springs, waterfalls, and lush jungle landscapes.

Next, you'll explore the stunning beauty of Khao Lak and the nearby Koh Surin and Similan Islands. With crystal-clear waters, lush coral reefs, and abundant marine life, this area is a paradise for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts.

Your journey will then take you to Phuket, Thailand's largest island, where you can experience a mix of beautiful beaches, delicious street food, and vibrant nightlife. Finally, you'll head to Koh Phi Phi, a breathtaking archipelago known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Throughout this tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience the best of Thailand's coastal destinations and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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