Luggage on the speedboat

Luggage on the speedboat

Luggage on the speedboat


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