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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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“on stilts” (62 reviews)
“wooden houses” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (72 reviews)
Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 84 747 6002
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a trip around the island and spent our afternoon in this charming town. Beautiful traditional wood buildings, lovely local people and unique shops.

Thank sarcassimo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked a private island tour that included a visit to the Lanta Old Town. We truly enjoyed walking the strip and meeting numerous shop owners that take the time to welcome visitors. Prices were very reasonable...no need to haggle. Noticed many restaurants offering plenty of...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a must see if on Lanta... We rented a scooter and went for lunch. A few bumps in the road along the way but a great ride with lots to stop and look at. The town itself is great and lots of restaurants...More

Thank Savvy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a scooter from Klong Nin Beach and we loved the old style buildings and general atmosphere in the town. We had a lovely meal on one of the tables that felt like we were at sea with breathtaking views and had a nice...More

Thank Nathan P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town itself is not very big , one street as much as I could see , mainly with shops and restaurants \bars catering to tourists, but the buildings themselves were nice and with sone nice sea views , so all in all with...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once seemed a real village, now it’s an outdoor shopping center. Shops all the same everywhere. Tourist restaurants everywhere. I was lucky to know this village 10 years ago.

Thank accduque
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a town worth visiting. We spent the day there whilst sailing south from Phuket. You need to tie up your tender on the jetty, we had a very friendly local helping, he took us in his Tuk Tuk into town, to a supermarket...More

Thank peter g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is like going back in time, go on a market day and you are in for a treat. Must try steamed dumplings. Will try and stay here for a day or two next time we are in Thailand

Thank Rosina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stretch of old town has small eateries & souvenir shops with a community museum highlighting the local life. It's quite laidback and people don't really bother you much, you can walk around freely and explore on your own.

Thank SubhrajyotiC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining when we visited Ko Lanta and the old town was a nice way to spend the day. There are the usual souvenir shops but also some local shops with different and handmade items. We bought some gifts and clothes. We went to...More

Thank gem124
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