The origin of the name is unclear, but it may originate from the Javanese word lantas, meaning a type of grill for fish. The name of the island was officially changed to “Ko Lanta” in 1917.
From archaeological discoveries, it is believed that the area was one of the oldest communities in Thailand dating back to the prehistoric period. It is believed that this province may have taken its name after the meaning of Krabi, which means sword. This may have stemmed from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city founding.
Ko Lanta (Yai) has become a current sweetheart island for the intrepid backpacking crowd, though it’s going upscale at analarming rate. Beaches on Lanta’s western shores are pleasantly soft, flat and sunny and in isolated spots there’s still some of that laid-back atmosphere that started attracting travelles in the first place. With popularity comes money-making possibilities, though and Lanta holds prime real estate. Within the last few years many bungalow operators have either removated old bungalows or buitl whole new operation, bringing air-con and round the clock electricity. The fact that much of Lanta is still owned by the local population of Muslim Thais and chao naam may save it form the mass development seen on Phuket or Ko Samui, but there are no guarantees some of the poorer villages have already sold out.
Ko Lanta is a district of Krabi Provinces that consists of 52 islands, of which 12 are by stretches of mangrove interrupted by coral-rimmed beaches, rugged hills and huge umbrella trees. Other than tourism, the main livelihood for the local folk includes the cultivation of rubber, cashews and bananas,along with a little fishing
Visitors who want to stay overnight stay in the park area . Should contact in advance the number Lanta National Park Mu 5, Tambon Koh Lanta large. Lanta District. Krabi Province 81150 Tel. 0 7562 9018-9 or Department of National Park. Wildlife and Plant Tel. 0 2562 0760
Getting to Lanta large.
There are here are only two main roads on Ko Lanta, one in the north-east and another in the south-west which runs parallel to the beach. On Ko Lanta Noi there is just one main road in the east and a smaller one which links with the ferry pier. On the mainland, Highway 4206 connects with Khlong Thom district, passing Khlong Yang and Koh Klang sub-districts to a public car ferry at Baan Hua Hin.
Visitors who bring a car to drive own car to take the boat at Pier ferry. Ban Hua Hin to Koh Lanta and less cross-platform again.
Time to Lanta large. Cross-platform from time to 08.00 am – 18.30 pm
From home, Hua Hin – Koh Lanta less. Time service 07.00 – 22.00 hours to 06.00 – 22.00 travel time from 15 to 20 minutes by car 50 baht each 3 passengers 10 baht per U.S. motorcycle vehicles.
From less Lanta – Lanta large. Time service 06.00 – 20.00 Return time 06.00 – 22.00 travel time from 15 to 20 minutes per car and driver 50 baht each 3 passengers 10 baht per U.S. motorcycle vehicles.
Cross-platform from time to 07.00 am – 20.00 pm
Getting to Hua Hin Pier. Muang from the Highway 4 to the District Clagteam. (Route to Trang) to.
Ban Huai rice wine extract. Turn right onto the highway about 20 kilometers until 4206.
Air-conditioned van. A car from the city district. Run between Krabi – Koh Lanta large. Car off at 08.30 – 16.00 off any 1 hour.
Fare 250 baht each trip takes 2 hours, the return trip from Koh Lanta large. A car out at 08.00 – 16.30 pm
For more information on Ko lanta Tour call Tel. 0 7562 2792 Tel Dan Hall. 0 7568 4121.
Also from Trang. Is air-conditioned van Trang – Big Car Lanta out time 09.30 – 16.30 pm and return journey time from 08.00 hour – 15.00 hrs travel time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes fare 250 baht .
For more information on tour in front of the station call 0 7521 1198 0 7522 3664 Fax 0 7521 1441.
Travel by bus from Trang to Krabi.
1. Red local bus (fan bus) transportation from Nice place Trang at 06.00 – 17.00 hrs Price 80 baht each trip takes 2 hours.
2. Conditioned bus transportation from Nice place Trang at 06.00 – 17.00 hrs Price 113 Baht each trip takes 2 hours.
Passenger vessels in winter tourism. (Months from November to May) the ship from the port city districts. To the port city of Dan. Lanta on big boats out at 10.00 am and 13.00 am to approximately 2 hours.
Travel from Koh Lanta to different.
In addition, the company private boat on a boat to Lanta running multiple services path.
Koh Lanta – Phi Phi Island boat out at 08.00 am and 13.00 pm Fare 200 baht each.
Lanta – Krabi boat out at 08.00 am and 13.00 pm Fare 200 baht each.
Koh Lanta – Phi Phi – Phuket boat out at 09.00 am and 04.30 pm Fare 250 baht each.
Koh Lanta – Phi Phi – Krabi boat out at 09.00 am and 13.30 pm
As well as boat services running between Lanta – Koh Memory – sword and ship daily from Koh Lanta to the large island of Hainan Island and reel.
Interesting information board at Royal fern Tel. 0 7568 4163, 0 1719 4811.
The nearest train station to Ko Lanta is in Trang province just south of Krabi. From there, there are trains to and from Bangkok.
The nearest airports are at Krabi, Trang and Phuket. All three airports have diect road and boat connections. Krabi Airport, the most popular one for travel to Ko Lanta, is approximately 10 km from the provincial town and operates international flights to several foreign destinations. Destination Air runs a private charted seaplane to the island.
Island all are in Lanta National Park.
Ko latabeng The island resembles a limestone. Like Phi Phi Island Lake. A small beach. Cave and cavern will start to can see in the water. Martin has lived on the island. In this group are located to the island spirit.
North of island also that can canoeing .
Ko lognai A set of sub-custody unit of the National Mu Koh Lanta.Island resembles a steep cliff. Sea water is clear green and see colorful fish. The purity of natural Nobody traveling experience.Island has walking trails for nature study walk to exercise more vegetation.Moo Koh Lanta National Park Tel. 0 7562 9018 – 9.
Ko lognok Travel to the island reel. from the popularity of April. Takes about 3-4 hours or use a powerboat tour of Koh Lanta. Can contact the tour company or large luxury on Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta National Park visitor fees among Thai adults, children 40 baht, 20 baht foreign adults, 400 Baht Children 200 Baht.