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Sightseeing in Ko Lanta Island - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lanta archipelago is a part of Krabi province. The region consists of two islands. All accommodation places and resort areas are located on Ko Lanta Yai. Lanta Noi island is uninhabited, its main value are natural attractions. This beautiful archipelago began to attract travelers a few years ago. It will certainly impress tourists who like to spend time in exotic places. Incredibly beautiful forests and beaches, picturesque towns and villages, measured and harmonious rhythm of life are the main features of Ko Lanta.
Ko Lanta Island is a perfect destination for those who have always wanted to try themselves in the local national kind of sport – single combat. It’s Muay Thai, to be precise. … Open
The archipelago also has unique attractions, among which there are historical and natural sites. It would be very interesting to explore Lanta Old Town . Until recently, it was the busiest area of the island. There was a port welcoming Chinese and Arabic ships. Old Town district has preserved a beautiful Buddhist temple and a lot of interesting historical buildings, so it’s perfect for hiking. In its picturesque ancient streets you can find a lot of interesting craft shops and souvenir shops, small family restaurants and markets in which fishermen offer to buy fresh seafood.
The most interesting natural landmark, Khao Mai Kaew Caves , can be found in the central part of the island. The site affects with its scale and beauty. One of the beautiful caves features a large lake. Tours into caves of the island enjoy great popularity. Excursions through the maze of caves are arranged by the guide. Each of stone figures is certainly associated with a wonderful story. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
One of the main activities on Lanta archipelago is beach going. There are suitable places for beach activities on both populated and uninhabited island. The most popular and one of the … Open
Another interesting object that is a must for the excursion program is the village of Sea Gypsies. The tribe called Chao Le has begun to populate the island a few hundred years ago. They built their houses on stilts over the water; it’s noteworthy that tradition and lifestyle of the Chao Le remained virtually unchanged. Like many years ago, they continue to hold their amazing rituals and celebrate national holidays, which can be observed by anyone. Since ancient times, sea gypsies have being specializing in fishing. Today, they are eager to share their knowledge and talents with numerous tourists.
Amitiés Nature lovers will like Orchid nursery farm . The farm is located near the popular beach of Phra Ae, so every day it’s visited by curious tourists. There are rare ones among many species of plants, so a tour around the farm promises to be informative. There are daily tours to the uninhabited island of Ko Lanta Noi. Its territory is completely covered with extensive tropical forests, so this is the best place to discover typical representatives of local flora and fauna. The southern coast of uninhabited island, as well as small islands nearby, form a national park, which was founded in 1990. There is the famous Tiger Cave and the old lighthouse equipped with a great tourist lookout. Despite its modest size, Lanta archipelago is ready to offer its guests an amazing and a very rich excursion program.
All hotels of Ko Lanta archipelago are situated on Koh Lanta Yai, where travelers can find a vast selection of comfortable hotels, apartments and upscale resorts. Spa hotel Rawi Warin will … Open
The rich history of the archipelago is the reason why Ko Lanta is home to representatives of different ethnic groups. To celebrate friendship and respect between people of different races, the island is the location of a very interesting festival that takes place every year – Laanta Lanta. The event lasts several days, during which visitors can attend various interesting music and theatre performances, and try various gastronomic delights. It is incredibly interesting to visit Ko Lanta during the festival as this event is an amazing opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the indigenous people.
Gorgeous beaches are a true pride of the archipelago. They have managed not only to retain their original beauty but also to maintain high ecological standards. Klong Dao is the largest beach in the region. Its length is approximately 3,000 meters. The beach is perfectly suitable for a family vacation. Long Beach is a fantastic choice for everyone who wants to try various water sports and entertainment. The length of this beach is a bit more than 1,000 meters. Divers usually prefer to head to Klong Khong. Water is incredibly clear in this part of the coast, so divers have an opportunity to see the local underwater world in its full glory.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Ko Lanta Island
♥   National Park 'Khao Phanom Bencha' , 75 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khao Pu - Khao Ya' , 78.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khao Phra Thaeo' , 94.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Namtok Yong' , 97.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khao Luang' , 123.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Phra Nang Beach

From the series “Top 15 Most Romantic Beaches on Earth”
Many of Thailand's most romantic beaches are famous for its Thaiwand Wall rock. It has a height of about 150 meters and is washed by sea from all sides. The steep rock attracts fans of mountaineering from all over the world. The length of the beach of Phra-Nang is about 500 meters, so it will not be difficult to find a place for a relaxing holiday on its territory. The easiest way to get to a secluded stretch of coast from the nearby West Raleigh beach is by hiring a boat. … Read further
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