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Lanta Old Town

Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 84 747 6002
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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.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on stilts” (60 reviews)
“wooden houses” (24 reviews)
“worth a visit” (70 reviews)
Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 84 747 6002
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Calling it a town is stretching your imagination. It has a pier and a main street with many seafood restaurants stretching out into the sea on stilts. There are the usual shops selling beach wear, souvenirs, spices, etc. Best to visit during the day as...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting Koh Lanta for the party beaches or for cocktails on the beach, then visit the north west ‘new’ side of the island. For ANYTHING else, you gotta stay in the old town. This place is beautiful. Absolutely phenomenal food -I’d highly recommend...More

Thank CozimT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just one road some lovely shops lots of arty ones , fantastic restaurants , and everyone seemed really friendly , stopped for a couple of hours as really not a great deal to see, but still worth a visit

Thank 27Nora
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one morning (about 3 h) in the Old Town and that was sufficient to see everything of interest. We got there from Long Beach (Sayang Beach Resort) by mofa taxi and paid 150 Baht / person one-way, which turned out to be a...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This town is so authentic and full of wonderful places to eat. Definitely a must see if you are visiting the island.

Thank Cathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a day trip to old town and loved it. It’s really clean and nice and authentic. Great places to shop and much more inexpensive than everywhere else for the same items. Really friendly people and some beautiful views.

Thank Zak B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Neat place to go shopping around in. Nice restaurants along the water. Good deals and can bargain a bit

Thank Harpal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went lastnight about 7pm but was dead. Nobody there. Nothing to do. A few quiet restaurants and souvenir shops..... maybe daytime more to do?? Ive been told day time some nice viewsb😎

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to wander down the Main Street Plenty of restaurants to choose from and there are lots of crafty shops with locally made goods.

Thank kohenui
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We rented a scooter for the day and drove trough here. The town is at the water side and it has one street with some restaurants, a pier and tourist shops. Not so mutch to do there but it in nice to drive through and...More

Thank JudithJH
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