Ranong is locally known for its boiling hot springs one km east of town on the
grounds of Wat Tapotharam. The springs have been fashioned into organized ponds
surrounded by manicured gardens and tropical forests. Visitors can soak in the
public baths and then explore the trails that lead up to the small monastery.
Waters bubble up at 70°C—hot enough to cook eggs—but the public baths are
cooled down to a more tolerable 40-42°.
Hot springs can also be enjoyed at the Jansom Thara Hotel, which pipes down
the waters and charges nonresidents B50 for a dip in their giant jacuzzi.