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“Not worth the trouble”
Review of Lanta Old Town

Lanta Old Town
Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in Ko Lanta
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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.
Phuket, Thailand
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Not worth the trouble”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

A short street of shops with little of interest to sell. There's no culture or sightseeing here! Lanta doesn't seem to offer much beyond quiet beaches for relaxing.

Visited January 2013
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crangkok
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“nice little town”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

nice food, nice art, nothing special, but it is perfect for a getaway between snorkling and massage (no erotic!!)

Visited February 2012
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Go here first”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Go to hammock house there is a bikers guide to Ko Lanta they give away free with dining and bars, as well as hotels, its the best map on the island. Also best shopping on Lanta, great way to kill an afternoon, stop off at the lookout for a drink or meal, there are 2 bars at the lookout and the higher one has the coldest beer we had in Thailand, chang is so much better with frost on it.

Visited January 2013
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cute little area, must visit Shanti Shanti”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed on Long Beach and rented transportation each day so made a few runs into Old Town for fun. There isn't a ton to do aside from shop or eat but the scenery is nice and a change from the beach. Do yourselves a favor by stopping in to Shanti Shanti for some amazing ice cream overlooking the ocean. It is about a km south of the dock in a charming old pole house. (Keep going, you will think that nothing is that far or that you missed it but it is there, I promise)

Visited January 2013
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quaint and welcoming”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Lovely place - not as touristy as Saladin, relaxed and friendly with houses on stilts. Shops have alternatives to the standard souvenirs and it feels like going back in time wandering down the main street on a sunny afternoon. Don't miss the hammock shop!

Visited December 2012
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