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Lanta Old Town

Sri Raya Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
+66 84 747 6002
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Quiet little town

Maybe it's because of low season, the town is very quiet and not many tourist. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drachel2004
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Lovely old town

With interesting shops and great restaurants. Try Fresh restaurant for seafood and the spices shop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paulbaker1961
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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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  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“on stilts” (64 reviews)
“hammock shop” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (83 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"
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"hammock shop"
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"worth a visit"
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"shops selling"
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"the east coast"
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"hired a scooter"
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"tuk tuk"
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"few hours"
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"sea view"
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"laid back"
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"low season"
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"day trip"
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"long beach"
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"pier"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it's because of low season, the town is very quiet and not many tourist. Most of the souvenirs shop are closed and only a few that are opened. We had lunch in one of the restaurant and the food was good, reasonably priced. There...More

Thank Drachel2004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With interesting shops and great restaurants. Try Fresh restaurant for seafood and the spices shop for your fav Thai herbs and spices

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite and lovely small local town, few restaurants with decent looking prices, great view to the ocean, if you looking for a coffee break with a stunning sea view, it would be a good place.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lanta Old town is situated on the southwest side ob Ko Lanta and is accessible from the East Coast Road too. The silent and beautiful township showcases the old world charm with its wooden buildings that house shop cum residences of locals. The main street...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a driver through our Airbnb resort to take us to Lanta Old Town. It was a very hot day. 2 of us wanted to shop (women--surprise) and the other 2 forced themselves to try a couple of bars! It's not a place with...More

Thank Patti H
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I visited here briefly on an island scooter tour and really liked the town. It has an old feel, with great views of the islands to the east and a row of great shops selling crafts, spices and clothes. I bought some lovely coconut shell...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

When “off season” it’s a little quite and not a lot to do there except eating on the nice decks on the water.You can also take a long-tail boat from there while experiencing the old city atmosphere.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Not a really town, one little street with some typical (Chinese stuf) tourist shops. Also a pier on which you can walk. My option: you don’t mis anything when you haven’t been there

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I found several items nice for gifts here and wanted to buy a lot more but I’m basically backpacking so that made it difficult. A few shops had some very nice hand made items. I found a very cool vase made from a mango tree.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

It is not a long walk to pass the whole place but it is charming, you also wont find as many artisan things as you may wish and for me the best vegetarian food was again pizza, yet still I manage to make a lot...More

Thank Milena T
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Patrick L
16 March 2018|
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Response from Kaija K | Reviewed this property |
Best way is to rent a car or scooter, it was really cheap. But it is possible to get a taxi. Your hotel will definitely help you with thay information.
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ashginz
8 February 2016|
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Response from Jason M |
I am in old town Ko Lanta right now. Please reply in next 5 minutes if you want your bali pants...
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