Ranong Delight 3 Days/2 Nights
PM. Hot Spring bathing : Hot Springs and Raksawarin Arboretum
Located about 2 kilometres east of the provincial office,
the hot springs have been a popular tourist spot ever since
King Rama V visited Ranong in 1890, and named the road to
the hot springs 'Chon Ra-u', meaning 'hot water'. There are
three natural spring pools. The temperature of the water in
the pools remains constant at about 65 ?C. The water is both
potable and suitable for bathing. Doctors routinely prescribe
bathing in the pools for both medical treatments and as a
relaxing way to ease stress and tension. Surrounding the hot
springs is a deep shaded forest called 'Raksawarin', where
resting pavilions and wash rooms have been provided for the
visitor's comfort. Nearby Wat Tapo Tharam also provides bathing
rooms for visitors who want to enjoy the healthy mineral water
from the thermal springs.
Return to hotel.
AM. Visit Phu Khao Ya (Grass Hill)
Known to local residents by a variety of names and endearingly
referred to as Thailand's version of a Swiss pasture, this
hill, located in Tambon Ngao on Highway No. 4 (Ranong-Phang-nga)
about twelve kilometres from downtown Ranong, is something
of an anomaly as it is completely treeless, being covered
instead by a thick blanket of grass. Numerous walking trails
and good vantage points offering unbroken views of the countryside
make this hill the most popular in Ranong.
PM. Return to hotel.
AM. At leisure until check-out time.