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Ranong’s chief attractions include its hot springs and Raksawarin Park 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 ùC. 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.

There is no admission fee related to visiting the springs

Address: Ruksavarin Hot Spring, Ranong
Directions: The Hot Springs and Raksa Warin Arboretum are located near Tapo Tharam Temple on Highway 4005. Not very far from the Ranong Bus Terminal

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  • Written Feb 21, 2010
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