Ranong holds hot spring bath, spa, food festival


RANONG, March 22 – Thailand’s southern province of Ranong is holding a mineral hot spring festival this week to promote health tourism. 

Ranong Governor Cherdsak Champathed said that the province has potential to be developed as a health tourism destination.

The province’s high quality mineral hot springs and its legend as a mining town changed into the country’s food production source as well as natural tourist sites in the Andaman Sea are attraction to Thai and foreign tourists.

The province is holding an eight-day festival “Mineral Hot Spring Bathing” from today through March 30 at the health park near Ranong’s municipality office to promote health tourism.

Hot spring bath services, spa treatment, Thai traditional medicines, mineral water and herbal products are available at 30-50 per cent discounts.

Among highlight activities are traditional performances such as the Manora southern folk dance and shadow play.

A variety of original local cuisine is being sold at the event.