Name: Changwat Ranong
Area: About 3,298 km²
Inhabitants: About 170,000
Location: South Thailand
Neighboring provinces: Three (3): Chumphon, Phang Nga, and Surat Thani. It also borders to Myanmar (Burma).
Amphoe / Districts: Kapoe, Kra Buri, La-un, Mueang Ranong, Suk Samran.
Popular tourist destinations: Hot Springs (Raksawarin Park), Nam Tok Ngao, Nam Tok Punyaban, Koh Phayam, Koh Chang, Kra Isthmus, Laem Son National Park and Phu Khao Ya.
The long, narrow province of Ranong, are approximately 560 km south of Bangkok. Many travelers who want to visit the neighboring country Myanmar chooses to cross the border by boat from Ranong. Often, the purpose of these trips is to extend the Thai visa on a so-called visa run.
The nature on the mainland is composed of high mountains and large intact forests. Highest peak in the area is Khao Nom Sao and its extending to 1109 meters above sea level. One of the most popular unique natural attractions in the area is the hot springs in Raksawarin park.