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Porn Rung Hot Spring In Ranong Thailand

By on October 2, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living

Before heading up to Ranong we did some research and discovered that Ranong is famous for natural hot springs.  The a few around the City and some have accommodation.  We picked the Porn Rung Hot Springs.  Unfortunately access to the springs closes at 6pm so we were too late to take a dip the evening we arrived. It opens each morning at 6 am we were in the first hot spring soon after.

There are about half a dozen different pools but surprisingly all about the same temperature which is best described very hot.

There are also a number of small deep well like pool which I suspect is where they tap the spring to feed into larger pools like this.

There was also this UN-inviting pool with a natural rock floor deep at one end that looked slimy with algae like growth on it. This may have been the original hot spring pools used but not in use now.

The steam is cool and many people would switch between the two.   The look on my face is not shock from the temperature difference.  The stream if full of small fish that nibble at any dead skin on your feet.  I have seen this service on offer in the tourist areas with people putting their feet into tanks.  I was having the same here as an added bonus and I am not talking about 2 or 3 small fish.  The fish ranged from the small ones that you normally see in the tanks to those about the double the size.  The small fish feel like a tickle only but the bigger fish with bigger mouths you can feel a lot more.  There is nothing unpleasant about it but it is a surprise the first time something comes up to you in the water and starts nibbling at your feet.

 

 

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