Archaeological discoveries

Raksawarin Park


mountains, slopes

General Condition

Khlong Hat Som Paen originates from the Chom Laem Mountain Range, Khao Nom Sao and various mountain ranges in Lam Nam Kra Buri National Park and Namtok Ngao National Park, flowing through the gorge before draining into Ranong Municipality and into the Andaman Sea at Ban Ko. The middle is about 19 kilometers long.

Hat Som Paen canal in the area of ​​Raksa Warin Park Area where archaeological evidence was found There are paved roads parallel to both sides (northern and south), while the hot springs are on the north side of the canal, and the riverbank area is about 5 meters lower than the road, along the banks and in the locality. The water has large-small stones. Scattered throughout the survey in 2013, no antiquities found on the soil surface.

On the southern side of the canal "Phra Maha Kachayana Raksa Warin Wararit", whose sculptural characteristics are Phra Sangkajjai. (There are 80 brick steps on the way up)

Height above mean sea level

55 meters


Khlong Ranong, Khlong Rong Hat, Khlong Hat Som Pan, Andaman Sea

Geological conditions

The original mountain range and the mountains that Khlong Hat Som Pan flows through are granite mountains in the Cretaceous period and sedimentary rocks in the Kaeng Krachan group formed in the Carboniferous-Permian period. The river belt is the Quaternary period sediment formed by the deposition of the Hat Som Pan River itself and the foothill rock sediments including the stationary decay sediments. (Department of Mineral Resources 2007)

Archaeological Era



stone age

Types of archaeological sites

raw materials, temporary accommodation

archaeological essence

Raksawarin Park There are natural hot springs. or hot springs The water temperature is about 65 degrees Celsius and there are no sulfur compounds in it. There are 3 hot springs, the villagers call it the Father's Pond, Mother's Pond, and Daughter's Pond.

The Fine Arts Department has surveyed the park area and found cracked stone tools on the south bank and in the Hat Som Pan canal.

1909 His Majesty King Mongkut, when he held the rank of Crown Prince The Crown Prince visits the southern provinces and had seen this hot spring He also wrote the archives of the Southern Provinces under the pseudonym Mr. Kaew. In it, he told about the hot springs in Ranong.

“The springs are as hot as boiling water and It can be used as well as making tea, eating it, boiling eggs in the pond, it's cooked on the side, it's good. come and live in a place that is hard to come by..................if it were in a foreign country, someone would have thought of making a place to drink and bathe and water from a well. That if you fill the bottle with a beautiful paper cover. May be sold at a high price Well... various mineral waters. The foreigner fills the bottle to sell as medicine, there is nothing wrong with such Mineral water called Evian, etc.”

1967 Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn came to Ranong Province. His Highness gave the park the name "Raksawarin Arboretum" due to the use of mineral water in effective treatments.

1987, the province brought hot springs to join the holy water ceremony and legend has it that those who suffer from bone disease When praying to the healing angels called "Grandfather Arak" and then use hot springs to compress and drink to heal. Young people who come to visit, stand with their backs to the pond and throw their coins into the pond, will marry and live together for the rest of their lives.

When the royal ceremonies celebrate the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej complete 5 cycles, water is taken from here through the consecration ceremony to make holy water to be used as holy water in that royal ceremony as well.