Ao Yai middle section looking north

Ao Yai middle section looking north

Ao Yai middle section looking north


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