Ko Lanta - Thailand Islands

 
 

Thailand Islands: Ko Lanta


 
 
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The island of Ko Lanta (or Koh Lanta) lies in the Krabi Province and is made up of two islands - Ko Lanta Noi which stands for small Lanta Island and Ko Lanta Yai (big lanta island) where most of the tourist industry is based. Unlike some of the other islands such as Ko Phi Phi which attracts a young party crowd, Ko Lanta is more laid back and caters more for an older crowd and also families.

In terms of culture, Ko Lanta is more diverse than some of the other islands in the region with the majority of the population being muslim with some Chinese and Thai Buddhists adding to the mixture. Overall, everyone gets on well with each other.

The main beaches on Ko Lanta include Ko Kwang,
Klong Dao, Pra Ae (Long Beach), Klong Kin, Klong Khong and Kan Tiang. Beaches inside Ko Lanta National Park include Had Hin Ngam & Tanod.

To reach Ko Lanta Yai's Saladan Pier, a variety of ferries and boats are available from Ko Phi Phi, Ao Nang in Krabi and Phuket. There are no airports on Ko Lanta and the nearest airports are at Krabi, Phuket and Trang. Travellers will then have to travel by road and sea to reach Ko Lanta.

Like most islands in Thailand, there are a wide range of activities available on Ko Lanta including scuba diving, sailing, fishing, kayaking, learning Thai cooking and elephant trekking which is not for the faint hearted as the elephants walk up and down narrow pathways on the side of jungle hills.

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