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RANONG

Ranong is the fi rst southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. It is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous  and heavily forested province. It was originally  settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong infl uence remains evident in the town


Ranong is the fi rst southern province on the western coast, located 568 kilometers from Bangkok. It is known for its long rainy season, which lasts for 8 months each year. A mountainous  and heavily forested province. It was originally  settled by the Hokkian Chinese, and their strong infl uence remains evident in the town. Ranong town is also a gateway to Myanmar, with colorful longboats ferrying produce and people across the narrow divide that separates the two countries. Ranong contains resource of tin and various natural attraction such as; hot springs, mangrove forest and peaceful island. Ranong is administratively divided into 5 Amphoe: Amphoe Mueang Ranong, Amphoe Kapoe, Amphoe Kra Buri (with the Kra Isthmus  which is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula with a length of 50 km.), Amphoe La-un, and Amphoe Suk Samran.

Boundaries
North Connected with Amphoe Tha Sae, Chumphon, and the Republic of  the Union of Myanmar. 
South Connected with Amphoe Khiri Rat  Nikhom, Surat Thani, and Amphoe Khura Buri, Phang-nga.
East Connected with Amphoe Mueang Chumphon, Amphoe Sawi, Amphoe Phato, Chumphon.
West Connected with Amphoe Ko Song, the Republic of the Union of  Myanmar, and the Andaman Sea.


Thai Term Glossary

Amphoe : District
Ao : Bay
Ban : Village
Chedi : Stupa or Pagoda
Hat : Beach
Khao : Mountain
Khlong : Canal
Ko : Island
Laem : Cape
Mueang : Town or City
Namtok : Waterfall
Tambon : Sub-district
Wat : Temple
Note: English spelling here given tries to approximate Thai pronunciation. Posted signs may be spelled diff erently. When seeking help from a Thai for directions, point to the Thai spellings given after each place name.


Ranong to Other Districts
Amphoe Kra Buri 57 km.
Amphoe La-un 43 km.
Amphoe Kapoe 52 km.
Amphoe Suk Samran 85 km.


Provinces
Chumphon 117 km.
Surat Thani 193 km.
Phang-nga 226 km.
Krabi 296 km.
Phuket 300 km.

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