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KOH LANTA (LANTA ISLAND)
Southernmost Beach of Krabi


Klong Khong Beach @ dawn
 
Khlong Khong Beach: Khlong Khong beach offers extremely peaceful and serene atmosphere. With its small size, the sand is limited; however, there are plenty of coral reefs offshore providing an excellent opportunity for diving.
 
Khlong Nin Beach, Koh Lanta-Krabi
 
Khlong Nin Beach: Khlong Nin beach offers tranquil and peaceful atmosphere; its sand is so white and fine. It is a place for you who need a real secluded and relaxing paradise.
 

Khlong Hin Beach

 
Khlong Hin Beach: Khlong Hin Beach is a rocky sea beach which is unsuitable for swimming. Actually, maybe some foreigners dare to play in the ocean when the sea wave being calm. On the other hand, Khlong Hin Beach is dedicated to distinctive point for watching the sun setting. It is very impressive when the sun is slowly fade away from horizontal scene. However, Thai seas are so safety and funny though the beaches is sandy or rocky.
 
Ba Kantieng Beach, Koh Lanta Krabi
 
Ba Kantiang Beach: Ba Kantiang beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. The sparkling sand and iridescent aquamarine water will retain you for long time that you will never want to go anywhere else. There are excellent corals for snorkeling as well.
 
Khlong Jark Beach: This is the southernmost beach on Lanta. Despite its average beauty by most standards, the beach offers its solitude and tranquility, making it a good place to stay. The nearby deserted beach like Mai Pai (Bamboo) and the National Park are also the good secluded places. You can go to waterfall in the surrounding area by elephant trekking or self hiking.
 

LANTA ISLANDS INFORMATION II

 
Khao Mai Kaew Cave, Koh Lanta Krabi

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Khao Mai Kaew Cave
A couple of caves are located in the center of the island, offering a wonder of rocks and caverns and housing the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Some sections in the cave create a cavern pool that you can swim in. To explore the cave, a guide is needed; a Muslim family who lives near the trail head to the cave offers guide service for your desire. The cave is located of the lower of two cross-island roads, down a narrow 1.5 kilometers-dirt path through the rubber plantation that ends up at the Muslim home.
 
The Ceremony of Loy Rua's Sea Gypsies @ Koh Lanta-Krabi

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Sea-Gypsy Village
The large community of sea gypsies is settled in the village of Baan Sangkha-Ou on the southern tip of the island. Sea gypsies are called in Thai as Chao Le or Chao Nam (Le is abbreviated Thale which means Sea in English and Nam is Water alike), and are known as the minority group of “Thai Mai”, meaning new Thai people. Originally, the sea gypsies of former centuries were living in their boats and were feared as pirates. Nowadays, as being considered eligible for citizenship in Thailand, they began to settle along the coast in their stilt-built houses erected between the water level of hide and low tide.
Chao Le House @ Koh Lanta-Krabi They earn their living on fishing, catching lobster, and other sea food as well as collecting bird’s nest for the Chinese cuisine. Despite the close relation to other village, the sea gypsies do not integrate into Thai population.
Chao Le Spirit Pavillion @ Koh Lanta-Krabi They still retain their own language, traditions and ceremonies. Their belief in supernatural and traditional spiritual worship is still influential in the community as seen in their traditional ceremony “Loy Ruea” (Floating Boat). The village men will build a symbolic boat and place wooden statues of themselves in it along with nail pairings, hair and popped rice. By performing this ritual, they ask forgiveness from the sea gods and for any offences they have made to the sea. It is believed that all evil is carried away in the symbolic boat. Visiting their village is thus a worthwhile experience.
 
ATTRACTIVELY NEARBY ISLANDS
 
Koh Ngai
 
Koh Ngai has long white powdery sandy beach with shallow water-coral reef in front. There is a bungalow, resorts and restaurants.
 
Koh Rok

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Koh Rok comprises of two islands which are Koh Rok Nai and Koh Rok Nok. Koh Rok Nai: to the east, there is a sandy beach and snorkeling site. To the west, there are rocky outcrops and a scuba diving as well. To the south, there is an old Siam boundary marker believed to have been set during the period of King Rama V. Contrary, Koh Rok Nok has a Tha Lu (Go through) Beach with white-powered horseshoe-shaped sandy beach. Ao Maan Sai (Ao means bay) is a long beach with a shallow water coral reef. There is also a campsite, 1.5 kilometers. nature trail and Lor Tor 1 (Koh Rok) substation.
 
Koh Har

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Koh Har (Tukonlima) is a group of 5 gorgeous yet strange islands. On Koh Har Yai is fresh green grassland with a beautiful coral reef surrounding the island, being the Whale Shark can be seen here, another popular diving destination for both Thais and foreigners.
 
Hin Muang-Hin Daeng (Purple Rocks-Red Rocks): Both are famed scenic scuba diving sites. The pinnacle of Hin Daeng can only be seen at low tide. The sites are well known among divers throughout the world, as the Whale Shark and Manta Ray can often be seen here.
 
Nature Trail
The park has developed a 2.5 kilometers. nature trail along the sea cliff that passes through evergreen forest reached a viewpoint. The aim of the trail is to bring visitors close to nature and encourage them to learn more about the interesting ecosystems around them, as well as to take in the panoramic view of Leam Ta-Nod Ta-Nod Cape) from the high viewpoint.
 
How to get to Koh Lanta
Driving the national high-way #4 (The southern route) from Bangkok to Krabi. Continuing towards Trang, turn traffic right onto route 4206 at 64th kilometer-pillar to Baan Hua Hin. A car-ferry will take you to Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai respectively. Some areas are very steep, unsuitable for a saloon car. For more details for traveling to Koh Lanta, read more »
 
Public Transports around Koh Lanta are as following:
Tips for riding Triple Wheel Taxi
 
Tri-Cycled Motorbike riding around Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Triple Wheel Taxi Association
Dear: Passengers or whom it may concern
Koh Lanta Triple Wheel Association regards all tourists' properties and life securities. An arrangement plan is strongly undergone for the best tourism services. To prevent an illegal triple wheel taxi from concealing in their service system, you are kindly advised to pay attention and observe the outstanding some signals from their membership as follow.
  • The Driver number has to put on the proper light green jacket with the number on their back and front
  • The number of their jack is as same as the number of triple taxi's roof which is appeared on its front and back roof
  • The price list of fee is shown at the easily seen position.
  • Koh Lanta Triple Wheel Taxi Association's sticker that the word "taxi" is fixed in the middle of circle must be presented at the noticeable position and easily seen.
Any suspected matters or more information's are regarded; otherwise, any cases that you have been treaten unreasonable conduct of services. Passenger could report to Koh Lanta Police Station on number 075 668 192 or inform it to Koh Lanta Triple Wheel Taxi Association on mobile phone at 081 677 6357. Do not remind yourselves before riding a triple wheel taxi.
 

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