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Lanta Old Town, Ko Lanta

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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. Use our Ko Lanta travel itinerary planner to visit Lanta Old Town on your trip to Ko Lanta, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The only negative I could state was not being able to spend as much time as I wanted to. This place was a complete surprise and was expecting a run down old place. Initially, it looked and felt like e...  more »
  • The ride out to the Old Town is okay, you get to see more of the rural side of the island. The town itself is just more trinket, touristy shops and café/ restaurants. Go if you want a change from the ...  more »
  • Nice to walk around, do some shopping or ask in one of restaurants with view on the sea
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