There's not a whole lot to do there if you go during a dry spell, which we did. We visited several waterfalls, pretty much nothing there and just a trickle coming down.
We went to the hot springs and the levels there were just very, very low. We went in April and some things weren't open because "high" season was over, so there just wasn't a lot to do.
local place, a good place if u want to explore real thailand. city is value for money, no tourist prices.
NOTHING, just a place where you come to sleep for a night, so you can catch the speed bpat or ferry n the early morning, to travel to your Island destination.
a very peaceful city 5 hours from Phuket. there's hot spring and mineral water which is very popular in Ranong
Ranong has grown so big now but still is a great city to visit. Hunt out some of the great Thai restaurants, there is a huge superb restaurant on Highway 4 going from the south just passing the town on the left, two together.
Can certainly recommend the first one, there is sitting outside and also inside at the back of the building. They had 6 woks cooking and the food was very tasty and gave huge portions. Hot Springs are worth a visit.
I was visit Koh Payam ranong which was nice trip. And also city tour, Rattanarangsan Palace & mineral hot spring.
Ranong is the small city among mountain, quiet & lovely people. I would recommend you to travel Ranong and then move to Khao Lak & Phuket after for long trip.
Ranong is peaceful town, mix of nation, tasty food and beautiful nature. Good place for rest and nature lover.
We did the visa run over to the Andaman Club casino. This is one of the main reasons foreigners come to Ranong.
Noted that they were fixing the hwy from the north coming into Ranong, and it was much needed . Very windy narrow road. Will be a much shorter drive from Chumphon once this work is completed.
Lovely hot springs, beautiful mountains, access to beautiful islands, friendly population, few tourists.
Ranong has a friendly population, lovely hot springs, beautiful mountains and access to some beautiful islands
There is not much to do in Ranong than to enjoy the life people are living there. Hot springs, access to islands and very few tourists, which is why people are still very friendly.
I was in Ranong in June 2013. VERY WET! Literally rained the entire time. But I don't regret going. It's a more "small town" Thai experience and I'm so glad I got to witness that.
There's no tourists hecklers, no "massage" cat callers, just a little wet town in the middle of gorgeous green jungle. Wouldn't recommend travelers to stay for more that 1 or 2 days but DEFINITELY recommend everyone to stop in Ranong. It's well worth the time in your trip. A different Thai experience that should be seen for sure!
Not a come again town. Once you have done the town tour, it is similar to most other tahi townships.
The closest swimming beach is 70km South, the in town markets are vast and very cheap, more so than Bangkok. the people are friendly although very few speak English and in many cases, restaurant Menus have no English. Luckily, I have a Thai partner. The two hot springs locations are excellent. Careful of your hotel description, we booked one with 'Hotsprings' in its title and the closest spring was about 1km away.
Stayed in Ranong a day before going out to one of the local islands. Our Hostel was not too bad at all, and walking around is not too bad.
We bought pearls and looked at market stuff. Things to note about Ranong. The visa run over to Burma was fun. (200 baht per person round trip) Most importantly though is that Ranong STINKS. It is very dirty wherever you go and the smell is very strong. Trash EVERYWHERE.
เมืองระนองเป็นเมืองที่เงียบสงบ สำหรับผู้ที่ต้องการมาพักผ่อน หรือผ่อนคลายความเครียดจากการทำงาน ผู้คนเป็นมิตร ผู้คนไม่พลุกพล่าน เป็นเมืองเล็ก ถ้าเทียบกัยเมืองอื่นๆ เหมือนเป็นทางผ่านที่ผู้คนสัญจรกันเที่ยวหรือเยือนฝั่งทางใต้ กลับก็แวะพักได้ ถึงจะเป็นเมืองท่าที่มีชลพม่าเยอะ แต่ไม่วุ่นวาย แต่จะเป็นเฉพาะจุดเท่านั้น เมืองที่น่าอยู่ สะอาด ร่มรื่น
If you dicide to venture out for dinner, take a detailed map. The roads look the same at night and you don't want to spend an hour lost in Ranong like we did.
Ranong is a great stop for people who drive from Bangkok to Phuket. It's about halfway in between. Spend a night in Ranong, dip in the hot spring is a perfect relaxation!
I do not know why, but Ranong became one of the favorite destinations in Thailand. There is something spiritual.
A large number of nature and the small number of tourists make it attractive to travel for several days. Or maybe I just fell in love with one of the coffee shops of the city. Maybe I like to relax in the warm waters of the hot springs. And maybe I like to race on a motorcycle in the green hills and watch the morning fog descends from the mountains. Maybe you should try to fall in love too? ))