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Lanta Old Town

Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Ranked #15 of 26 Attractions in Ko Lanta
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: Lanta Old Town is a small village on Ko Lanta's East Coast in Krabi Province. Many years ago, Ko Lanta's Old Town acted as the port and commercial... more » Owner description: Lanta Old Town is a small village on Ko Lanta's East Coast in Krabi Province. Many years ago, Ko Lanta's Old Town acted as the port and commercial center for the island and provided safe harbor for Arabic and Chinese trading vessels sailing between the larger ports of Phuket, Penang and Singapore. Today, Old Town is the district capital; it has a post office, police station, Buddhist temple, Chinese temple and the island's hospital as well as a long pier. « less
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Windhoek, Namibia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you don't have time, don't waste your time going there. This town is not really a town... don't have too much to offer. Only some restaurants and tourist shop with all those things that you can find every corner of this country. I spent one night there and very upset of someone's recommendation.

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Ostrava
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Opposite side of Koh Lanta - quiet and laid back. Lush and green vegetation around.Some old wooden buildings and long pier from where you you get nice view of Old Town and hills around.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Lanta old town is a quaint little place. It consists of a handful of shop/stalls and a pier for launching long boats to the islands. In terms of things to do as a tourist, not much. If you are planning on going to visit, all you will need to set a side is an hour, max!

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Stamford, Ct.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you ask around you can find some good restaurants that are not expensive. You can go by cab and hail one to go back to your hotel. They have a lot of ethnic variety in food. The shops are full of junk so load up with souvenirs that you have to get and save the real money to buy... More

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Soltau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We cruised around ko lanta with a motorbike and ended in the old town! It's a lovely small town with a charming atmosphere! It has cute shops and restaurants! I bought curry paste, dried fruit and herbs there! I would always come back for a relaxing day at the pier!

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a nice village to visit with great sea view, but the town itself is actually a small village and a little bit boring. The way to and from Lanta Old Town is beautiful.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You wouldn't really expect something like this to exist here, would you? When we walked around, not many people were here, so it was almost like we were the last people on earth...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very charming part of the island. The hustle and bustle is somewhat welcome if you've had enough tranquility (is that even possible?).

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Hooglanderveen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We expected a larger village than it actually is. but fun for walking around this one street town and seeing what it all began with.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Relatively quiet Old Town we took a scooter there. Quaint shop fronts and stilted houses were interesting. Low season so no buzz. Good photo opps. Take the pier out to get great stilted town shots! Farther south are more unusual houses and great bay shots... Enjoy while still relatively unspolit.

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