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Ranong Province/Thailand

Introducing Ranong Province

Rising out of the murky, otherworldly waters of Myanmar’s hinterland, Thailand’s least populated province is also its most rainy, logging in with up to eight months of it per year. As a result the heavily forested and mountainous province is lush and green (although it’s swampy near the coastline and mainland beaches are almost nonexistent).

There are really only two reasons to visit Ranong: visa runs to Myanmar or a trip to the laid-back island of Ko Phayam, part of the Laem Son National Park, which includes the longest protected shoreline in the country.