Photo: Meet the canyon.

Ranong Canyon

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Located down a scenic, winding road to the east of town, Ranong Canyon’s steep cliffs rim a serene emerald lake with loads of fish.

The canyon was once a mine that gradually filled with water after workers hit a spring, which combined with rainwater over the decades. Reflections of the cliffs shimmer on a surface disturbed only by carp fattened from the fish food tossed by travellers. Adorable local kids came up to sell us fish food and we bought two bags for 20 baht, giving them a bag to try and lure some of the “big fish” that they promised lived out in the depths.

Feed the fishies. Photo taken in or around Ranong Canyon, Ranong, Thailand by David Luekens.

Feed the fishies. Photo: David Luekens

Great for a picnic or a spot of relaxation, the canyon is usually hit after Raksawarin Hot Springs, located 10 kilometres back west. It’s a beautiful drive up into the mountains, taking you alongside the Phoemphon River, through villages and past golden chedis perched over shaggy green hills.

From Raksawarin Hot Springs simply keep straight east and follow the well-placed signs. Public songthaews do not make it up here.

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