Payam Cottage Resort restaurant and their jetski. It's the only one on the island

Payam Cottage Resort restaurant and their jetski. It's the only one on the island

Payam Cottage Resort restaurant and their jetski. It's the only one on the island


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At the Thai part of the Andaman Sea's northern crest, the town of Ranong is Thailand's southern gateway to Burma. Although its ageing buildings and border outpost feel often give travellers mixed first impressions, anyone who takes the time to explore the town's lush natural surrounds and distinct mix of cultures will notice Ranong's charm.

Aside from being a port town with boats launching daily for the nearby islands of Ko Chang and Ko Phayam along with Burma, the Ranong area boasts some of Thailand's best natural hot springs, a couple of under-rated national parks, and some winding roads through pristine mountains covered in jungle. Thailand's wettest province, Ranong receives 4,200mm of rain annually with the rainy months from May to October seeing the brunt of it. Nobody likes a rainy day — especially when travelling — but Ranong's precipitation ... Read our complete Ranong travel guide

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Back trails, Ko Chang Noi, Ranong province, Southern Thailand Archanapan. Very basic but the most ecologic of the ecologic resorts..no electricity unless you really need it. Tang Tong Bungalows, near the northern end of North Ao Kwai Flotsam and Jetsam on Ao Hin Khao Taking cashew nuts out of their shells Northern beach Ao Khao kwai, looking across the bay to southern part of the beach Road to Ao ko Kyu The river between Baan Suan Kayoo2 and Tang Tong Bungalows, high tide Bliss. Seating area Bye bye Phayam Khopayam Resort. The view may not be as nice once the wall gets built North Ao Khao Kwai, beach sometimes disappears at high tide Strange tree at Archanpan's place Beach in front of Jansom Resort has some rocks Tourist from Bluesky Resort getting driven to the pier Hornbill on Ko Phayam Ao Ko Kyu and Lublae bar, low tide Ao Hin Khow at low tide Ao Hin Khow Ao Mook has nice sand and the sea is always deep enough to swim Southern end of Ao Yai in front of Big Tree Bungalows Lady removing the shells from cashew nuts Road to Ao Yai and Ao Kwai, just in front of the pier. Thai fishing boats in Ranong Kaw Thaung and long tail Rock formation photo Khao Kwai Hill beach Cashew nut fruits Ko Phayam Mountain Resort, Ao Kwai Hippy Bar, north Ao  Khao Kwai Tree frog on my fan Fishing boats off Ao Yai Ao Yai, middle section looking south, with a few waves Beach in front of Buffalo Bay Resort, high tide Beach in front of Vijits south Ao Khao Kwai beach Ao Yai beach Nice view but no direct beach access Another tree frog Ao Kwang Peeb. View from the fisherman's hut bungalow Beach in front of Vijits Payam Cottage Resort. View of St Matthew's Island (Burma) from Khao Kwai  Hill Resort restaurant View of south beach from Khao Kwai Hill platform Ao Yai middle section looking north The beach at Ao Kwang Peeb South Ao Khao Kwai, in front of Vijits, Payam Cottages day trippers South Ao Khao Kwai. Crabs like roving wilderbeast at low tide Ao Kwang Peeb Resort. Ao Yai southern end of the beach looking north Luggage on the speedboat