Bangkok, Thailand's capital, is situated 290 miles (467 kilometers) northeast of Ranong, while Koh Samui is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the east.
Vacationing in this popular part of Thailand can be not only relaxing, but an adventure too; so why don't you take to the road and uncover some of the other interesting natural and man-made attractions in the vicinity of Ranong. You'll also find Kapoe, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Lang Suan 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.
Chumphon is approximately 55 miles (89 kilometers) from Ranong. This regional center offers a number of interesting things to see, like Thung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon Stadium and Chumphon Public Park. Chumphon has a lot to offer visitors happy to hang around a little longer. Chumphon National Museum, Wat Tham Sampaothong and Mu Ko Chumphon National Park are some of the other attractions worth visiting.
Often, a destination's true character can be found in simmering pots and pans. South Thailand is a great option to enjoy anytime.
One of the biggest rewards of exploring this incredible world of ours is using languages other than your own, so take the time to pick up some basic Thai during your holiday. "Yàak dtên ram măi?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a handy phrase to remember. "Kun maa jàak tee năi?" ("Where are you from?") is also good to know.
When your time is up in Ranong, pack up your camera and mementos, spend your last of your baht on last-minute souvenirs, and bid a fond Laa gòn ná (farewell) to this spectactular spot.