THE THAI-BURMA border meets the Andaman Sea near Ranong, an interesting little city, seldom appreciated as people head offshore for the superb diving. Further down the Andaman coast is one of the most famous Thai islands- Phuket- while on the opposite side of the isthmus, the famous and infamous pair, Koh Samui and Koh Pha Ngan.
The southern most provinces nearer Malaysia is culturally very different to the rest of the country, with a Muslim majority.