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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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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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  • Well... why would one rave about this place, I wonder. A small Thai village as there are so many in Thailand. A few guesthouses for the usual naive tourists, some depleted art & homemade clothe stores...  more »
  • Travelled there by bike to check it out. It's a row of old houses next to the sea. Mostly shops and restaurants. There is a long pier to serve larger ships. Had lunch at Fresh restaurant that serves a...  more »
  • We stayed north of the Island so took us around 20-30mins on a scooter. This place isn't very big but has the most amazing places to eat. Cheap for little gift ideas.  more »
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  • We tasted their sweet rice desserts yesterday. It was sooooo delicious! We plan to go back and get a full dinner soon. The people are very friendly there. They put up a fan to cool our baby, were smiling and spike English. Can totally recommend this place.
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  • Great, a very spacious House with rooms, a janitor who does not speak English, but who is are all very friendly and very helpful! Especially since the hotel is located next to a restaurant where the owners are very friendly and really loves. You'll cry leaving them!
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  • Very good service, since down and through the checkout, so were impressed, if come again here in Krabi.
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