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Address: Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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+66 84 747 6002
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Lanta Old Town is a small village on Ko Lanta's East Coast in Krabi...

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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A small but quite interesting place to visit

We have been here several times and always enjoyed our time there. Some of the shops have different things for sale and everyone is very friendly. There is a few restaurants... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a rainy day so we decided to leave the beach and take a tuk tuk to old town. Found it to be a very quaint little town and the perfect place to get souvenirs. Make sure to get a passionfruit smoothie and visit the spice shop. We came back the next day to take a snorkeling tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love koh lanta old town. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a more serene and authentic experience of koh lanta.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a nice change from the beach west coast, a peek of how local lives on the island from hundred years ago. An interesting mix of culture, and while I wish they have more restaurants and shops, it's a nice visit on a cloudy day at the quiet island. I had a nice seafood meal, one of the best at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you embrace real local life, this place will not be in favor to you. If you do not mind, it is a must while on Ko Lanta. Lovely place, for a walk, shop and dine.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

That was our first reaction upon our arrival to Old Town. Just a line of local family restaurant s ( Sri restaurant is the best! ) Local agencies and websites are trying to attract tourists to see "Sea gypsies" while the gypsies themselves are enraged at the tourists unloading into their villages. Avoid going to anything related by the gypsies... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think the most interesting part of our trip from Long beach to Lanta Old Town was taxi ride through country side. Yes old town was interesting to see but area is quite small and basically you could walk it in 5 min. There were some interesting looking restaurants and cafes, and we had some good mango smoothies and delicious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old Town is a great place to visit, stay and eat. Lovely old wooden houses, many now arts and crafts shops. There are a number of restaurants offering superb freshly caught fish and shellfish dishes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The old town is very different to other parts of Thailand, it's quaint and the items on sale are more craft the touristy. We went on a very wet day but still had a great time, but be prepared to get wet.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times and always enjoyed our time there. Some of the shops have different things for sale and everyone is very friendly. There is a few restaurants, bars and coffee shops and it has quite an old, quirky feel about it - well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a tuk tuk to the old town. There is just one small road of shops and restaurants, but the shops have some hand made and different souvenirs. There is a hammock shop, where the profits go to help a tribe in Northern Thailand. Some of the hammocks are woven by hand using over 1km of yarn. There are... More 

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