1 Lanta Old TownLocation : East of Koh Lanta Yai Koh Lanta old town of is a traditional fishing village located on the eastern side waterfront of Koh Lanta Yai, and is certainly not to be missed. Take the west road south then cut across the island and continue heading south. There, you will find the traditional wooden homes of the local fishing community, as well as local handicrafts for sale. The best idea is to rent a motorcycle, as you can then take your time and enjoy the scenery along the way.
Lanta Old Town is one of the region’s most culturally diverse villages with Chinese merchants, original Thai fishing families and an ancient Sea Gypsy community. Many years ago, Koh Lanta’s Old Town acted as the port and commercial center for the island and provided a safe harbor for Arabic and Chinese trading vessels sailing between the larger ports of Phuket, Penang and Singapore.
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2 Khao Mai Kaew CaveLocation : Central of Koh Lanta A great break from the beach is a trip to this complex of caves in the centre of Koh Lanta Yai. The adventure begins when you descend through a small, indistinct hole in the rocks and enter the series of diverse caverns. Some sections are as large as church halls, others require you to squeeze through on hands and knees. Sights en route include impressive stalactites and stalagmites, bats and even a cavern pool that you can swim in.
3 Koh Lanta Community MuseumLocation : Sri Raya Rd., Koh Lanta The Koh Lanta Community Museum, which was in development for two years, was opened on 9 December 2007 by Krabi Governor Siva Sirisaovalak. Dedicated to the history and identity of the island’s main three communities, the museum is set in the old, wooden district hall and exhibits include old Chinese furniture and accessories, fishermen paraphernalia, a charcoal-producing kiln and a ceremonial boat the Chao Leh (Sea Gypsies) use for their Loy Rua Festival.
4 Lanta Butterfly GardenLocation : Opposite Elephant Trekking It a landscaped tropical garden showing living butterflies from all over Thailand. The exhibition with photos explains the complicated life cycle from the egg to the imago, and at our hatching area you can see some of the bizarre caterpillars eating the leaves of the different food plants. Butterflies are, after beetles, the second largest order of insects and count more than 180 000 species. They inhabit nearly all climates on earth, from tropical rain forests to dry deserts, and from the arctic tundra to high mountain meadows, with an altitude of 6000 metres.
5 Tanod Cape (Laem Tanod)Location : End of Koh Lanta Yai It is the end spot of the island, actually looking more a cape than a beach. Some call "Laem Ta Nod" meaning Ta Nod Cape. Ta Nod Beach is regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches, delightful and tranquil beach. Visitors come here to see the Lighthouse, the symbol of Koh Lanta like I did. It 's hardly to find any visitors here because of the dirt and sloppy road to go. Once you are here, don't miss to climb up to the Lighthouse and take a photo. Sunset here is unique and second to none. Far-view island from this spot is Koh Ngai. There is no resort here as it is in the national park area.
6 Ba Kan Tiang BayLocation : Next Klong Nin Beach Kantiang Bay lies towards the southern tip of Koh Lanta and provides the last little hub of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes before entering the more sparsely populated, deep south of the island. There are just three beaches further south before you are in the protected National Marine Park.
As you enter the bay, you are greeted by a kilometre of white sand beach and crystal clear waters, set against a backdrop of tropical rainforest reaching up into the hillside. Kantiang Bay is the best place to base yourself if you want to dive some of the top dive sites in Thailand. With spectacular reefs, unmatched marine diversity and great visibility, Kantiang Bay offers the convenience of shorter journey times so you get more chance to enjoy the relaxed and laid back atmosphere of island life.
7 Kaw Kwang BeachLocation : North of Koh Lanta Yai Located in the northern part of Koh Lanta, next to Ban Saladan, Kaw Kwang Beach has its own character. Kaw Kwang, which means "deer neck" in Thai, has an elegantly curved beach line, resembling the sway of a dear's neck. When the tide is low, you can walk to a little island at the end of the cape. On this beach you will find both the Kaw Kwang and Twin Bay Resorts.
8 Klong Dao BeachLocation : North of Koh Lanta With it’s spectacular there three kilometers stretch of gleaming white sands and shallow clear waters. Klong Dao was the first beach to be developed on Koh Lanta, just over 5 years ago and it’s easy to see why. Spectacular sunsets against a white sand landscape, excellent, safe swimming conditions and a variety of entertainment facilities make this the most popular beach for families on Koh Lanta. Despite this the hugs beach never becomes over-crowded, and even in peak season just a short walk will find you a spot with some privacy. Hotels in Klong Dao Beach Area
9 Pra Ae beachLocation : Saladan Sub-District, South of Klong Dao Beach Just south of Klong Dao and equall as popular, It’s stunning crescent of pristine while some 4 kilometer long, takes your breath away with it’s beauty. Long Beach is steeper and the water less sheltered than at Klong Dao, which makes for safe yet spectacular swimming for adults. The facilities and resort on this beach are spread out over a greater distance, with the majority clustered at both north and south ends. Most visitors find Long Beach a slice of Paradise, and it can feel deserted even in peak season.
10 Klong Khong BeachLocation : West of Koh Lanta Yai With 2km length of the white sand beach with some small rocks scattering around. Nearby, there is a small canal so called "Klong Khong". Comparing the above two beaches, it is slightly less popular. Coconut trees and tropical greenery stretch along the shoreline, offering tiny charming corners for picnics and sunbathing. Its true swimming is not possible everywhere but there are enough points for swimmers to easily dip into the warm and clear water or even snorkel for small discoveries of marine life. Hotels in Klong Khong Beach Area
11 Klong Hin BeachLocation : Next Klong Nin Beach Klong Hin Beach is a small calm shore with rocky and sandy beach. It has less accommodation and entertainment than the northern beaches. It offers prime soft sand and a relaxing atmosphere. Those who stay at other beaches should drop by for a picnic or a short swim as Klong Hin provides some natural beauty and wilderness.
12 Klong Nin BeachLocation : South of Koh Lanta Klong Nin is a small village situated in the middle of Koh Lanta. It’s around 15 km or a half hour drive from the main village of Saladan. A great beach for families as it's easily accessible from the road that runs parallel to it and it's flat, so easy to push strollers and for kids to walk.
12 Klong Jark BeachLocation : South of Koh Lanta A gorgeous small bay towards the southern end of Koh Lanta, Khlong Jak features steep rocky headlands covered in tropical forest and a fresh stream running down to the middle of the beach. The bay is south of Kantiang Bay and just north of Mai Phai Bay (Ao Mai Phai), making it the second last beach along this coast of Lanta.ll over the country.
The beach is simply superb for swimming, free of rocks and with deep blue waters. We reckon it is probably the best beach on Ko Lanta. Khlong Jak is definitely one of Lanta's better places to stay, too. The vibe is more relaxed and hippy than the touristy beaches which have more of a party feel. Here, more than most places on Lanta, you'll find that you get what you pay for.