Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta

3.7
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Krabi Province
Stroll along the beach, browse the souvenir shops, and eat freshly caught seafood at Lanta Old Town, an ethnically diverse area with Chinese merchants, local Thai fishing families, and an ancient Sea Gypsy community. You can catch a long-tail boat tour of the island or a mangrove tour from the waterfront, or embark upon a snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, or kayaking trip. Many years ago, Ko Lanta's Old Town acted as an important port and commercial center for the island, providing a safe stopping place for vessels sailing between Phuket, Penang, and Singapore. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ko Lanta fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Pretty village. The shop with the spices is highly recommended. Otherwise, it has many souvenir stalls. In the village is a very good sleep.
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  • Please go here and see Old Town, nice area with shopping, cafes and restaurants. A bit cheaper than in Saladan. Go out even on the pier.
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  • Worth a trip but can also be skipped. Relatively expensive to get there by taxi. Need to no more than 2 hours if you include a meal (lunch/dinner). in principle, a street with stuff where you can find the same things.
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  • Laid back but cute place to stay. Lots of nice views from restaurants. Check out the Pinto restaurant.
  • As the name says...it's an old town...with really good and affordable buying options.. you will get good souvenirs here
  • Relaxed, great calm vibes. The main Street gets transformed into a pedestrian walk every Saturday after 6pm
  • the historic old town of Koh Lanta where it started as a port. laid back and can be very empty especially during the off season. very distinctly influenced by chinese culture. some nice seafood restaurants on water. some of the souvenirs are hand made.
  • Small town. Close to the beach. Nice shop and resterant.

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Where to stay in Ko Lanta

Most accommodations available in Ko Lanta sit on the west coast of the island. Close to the shore, you can find mid-range to expensive beach resorts and rental apartments. Expect to find less expensive rooms farther north and south along the coast, away from the main areas of development. The remoter areas also boast a few fine resorts with spas and private strips of coastline.
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