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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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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
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“on stilts” (64 reviews)
“hammock shop” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (81 reviews)
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Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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+66 84 747 6002
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"on stilts"
in 64 reviews
"hammock shop"
in 25 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 81 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 20 reviews
"the east coast"
in 23 reviews
"overlooking the sea"
in 12 reviews
"hired a scooter"
in 13 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 29 reviews
"few hours"
in 32 reviews
"main road"
in 12 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 22 reviews
"laid back"
in 23 reviews
"low season"
in 27 reviews
"day trip"
in 30 reviews
"long beach"
in 28 reviews
"pier"
in 132 reviews
"lanta"
in 347 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Less cost, same weather as other side. Takes halfhour on moped to all beaches on other side of island. Diving snorkeling? Pick up from pier, walking distance.

Thank Göran N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent 10 days in Old Town in a little place called Mango House..Old town is such a lovely place to stay...its only 30 mins away from long beach but you’ll find amazing places to eat here in Old Town, everything you could possibly need...More

Thank alistairgward
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After a long day I arrived here by scooter. First I went with my scooter the long straight pier ahead. Enjoyed the amazing view. Then I went to one of the restaurants which was definitely amazing maybe a lil bit pricey but amazing food for...More

Thank Latif T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbled on Lanta Old Town by accident during a day on the moped and I'm really glad we did as it's well worth a visit. It's only a single street with shops, cafes and bars but it's right on the water front and is...More

Thank asimplekindagal85
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some nice houses on the water.Some Shops and restaurants. You have something very similar for example in Saladan town. Not that much to see here. You can walk up and down in 20 minutes and that's pretty much it. There's also a pretty long pier...More

Thank Rafa S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lanta Old town is ok to visit when you're on Lanta. It's also the place where most longtail boats leave for the day tours. You have the pier, a museum, some shrine and a temple.

Thank Jurgen1272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a scooter and drove around the island. We stopped in old town. I found that the shops had MORE to choose from and better prices. Ate a burger there and it was quite good!!! We even went BACK to eat there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nestled on the east side of the island, old town encompasses no more than 300m of boutique shops and some restaurants. Although not a must-see destination, if you have a few hours to spare, visit the town and visit the cute shops.

Thank Mundito8282
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the far side of the island, the Old Town is a chilled out, pleasant environment with heaps of charm and character. Not much there, but good for a stroll. Lots of opportunities for knick knack shopping and a coffee or beer on an elevated...More

Thank Andy V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit if passing through but not much else. It’s basically more tat shops with the odd little gem of a find!

Thank Michael C
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Patrick L
17 March 2018|
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Response from beicsconwy | Reviewed this property |
Motorcycle. Or there are motor-tricycle taxis
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ashginz
8 February 2016|
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Response from edgeoftexas |
We will be in koh lanta until the end of April. We will be taking several rides down to old town while we are here. If you would still like assistance, please leave message here & I will get back 2 you with the information... More
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