Ngao Mangrove Forest Research Center
Located about 15 kilometers from the town center, the Ngao Mangrove Forest has been declared a World
Biological Sanctuary Zone by UNESCO owing to the essential role this mangrove plays in maintaining the
region's ecological integrity. Many species of marine life come to the mangrove to mate, incubate their eggs
and care for their young until the offspring are strong enough to face the perils of the open sea. The center
offers guided forest walks. Arrangements can be made by writing to the Chief of Ngao Mangrove Forest
Research Center, Mu 4, Ban Lang, Tambon Ngao, Amphoe Muang, Changwat Ranong 85000 at least three
weeks in advance of a proposed visit to the center.