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“Fine, but don't expect too much” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lanta Old Town

Lanta Old Town
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Island Hopping Tour by Long-Tail Boat from Koh Lanta Yai including Lunch and...
Ranked #8 of 44 things to do in Ko Lanta
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Owner description: 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.
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fine, but don't expect too much”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Well.. Its old houses down a road. Its all kept for the tourists. I went there on my rented motorbike as part of an island round trip. So we just had a short drive through. I expect you would be very dissapointed if you actually paid the big bucks for a tuk-tuk to take you here and back.. Cause its nothing but little shops selling the same tourist-"crap".. Have a look at the buildings and be glad you don't have to live there.

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“a nice sleepy town one the far south east side of the island. worth the adventurous drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

nice little restaurants, nice people, cute little town to wander through on your afternoon in lanta. I wouldnt pay cab fare but youll probably have a rented scooter. Get gas before you get there, its more expensive on the more remote parts of lanta even tho they are only 2km more remote.

Visited February 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice small village for a short daytrip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We, a family of four with two kids (8&11), took a TukTuk to Old Town from our resort at Klong Dao beach. The trip took about 30-40 minutes and was a nice, slow ride, where we had time to view the senenery, people and houses that passed by.

Old Town itself is very small, and it takes not more than 30 minutes to see it all. There are a few shops, a few restaurants and a pier. Not so much more. We walked around for a while and had lunch there. Then we took the TukTuk back.

It was nice to have seen it. But you will not miss much if you skip it. I guess it depends how long time you stay in Koh Lanta, if you think it is wortwile to go there or not.

Visited January 2012
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S. Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“small town”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

not really a big trip for us. Just a nice small town on the eastern side of Ko Lanta. Nice people and plenty of shops. Prices all over this country was cheap compared to the USA $

Visited February 2012
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Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nostalgic and lovely town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Old town is definitely worth visiting. It may be small but it has plenty to offer: from old wooden house to a small Chinese temple, from fascinating art gallery at the far end to community museum. There are many cafes, restaurants and shops, some of them very good. Vistas are stunning. Commercialism is kept at bay.

Visited February 2012
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