Ko Lanta Island is a perfect destination for those who have always wanted to try themselves in the local national kind of sport – single combat. It’s Muay Thai, to be precise. Professional trainers – some of who are ex- or current national champions – work in the Lanta Muay Thai Gym and train grownups and children regardless of a level of physical training. You won’t become a great boxer just on a week, of course, or even in a month, but you can do it just for your own pleasure and then continue after you come back home. You can also watch battles between professional sportsmen on the Williams Stadium near the Long Beach every Sunday.
Lanta archipelago is a part of Krabi province. The region consists of two islands. All accommodation places and resort areas are located on Ko Lanta Yai. Lanta Noi island is uninhabited, its … Open
Maybe you’re more found of nature? Then Khao Mai Kaew Caves are an ideal choice for you (only if you don’t suffer from claustrophobia). The cave-chain is tens of kilometers long; the entrance is right in the middle of the island near the Klong Toab Beach. You can enjoy seeing quirky stalactites, stalagmites, and even a quite huge cave lake. Be careful: it’s better to use the services of a professional guide (even if you visit such sights nor for the first time). It’s not that expensive and you will be much safer.
If you prefer overground views to the underground ones, you can discover local jungles on foot or by a rented transport. There are various hiking routes of different length so you can easily choose the one you’d like the most. All nature-lovers have to visit the local Mu Koh Lanta National Marine Park. Lots of diverse fauna representatives inhabit it: deer, martens, lemurs, monkeys, monitor lizards, pitons, cobras, and wild boars. The best way to discover the park is to walk down the main road that starts from the administrative building near the entrance. If you’d like to rent a car, then the best choice is an all-wheel-drive one as there are almost all types of landscape and asphalt is not that qualitative. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Ko Lanta Island has been an extremely popular tourist destination during the last few years. There are not so many attractions for small children, but the older ones would have a great time … Open
The cheapest and the most optimal option is a motorbike. You can rent one and easily reach, for instance, the Butterfly Garden just not far from Long Beach. It’s open from October to the middle of April. There you can see how different kinds of butterflies from all over the island live in their natural habit. Moreover, there is the Orchid Farm next to the garden. You can enjoy seeing various types of orchids, learn something new about how to grow it and even buy one. If you’re looking for something exotic, go to Elephant Park. You can spend some time with these enormous magnificent creatures and even ride them.
You can also visit the local shelter and clinic for homeless animals called Lanta Animal Welfare where you can spend time with dogs and cats. It’s for free! However, if you’re found of Marine life, then Ko Lanta Yai is the right place to visit. There are various tropical fishes, rays and pygmy sharks. Both beginners and professional divers can try it. It’s not a problem at all if you have never dived before – you can take a few lessons in local diving schools.
Most travelers who come to Ko Lanta Island expect something really exotic concerning the local cuisine. It’s believed that people on this remote and mysterious island eat fried … Open
Another entertainment is the Ko Lanta Yai sightseeing tour. You’ll have a chance to swim in the open sea in the deserted bays. In addition, you can visit the local island – Koh Lanta Noi. Long Beach is the right place for snorkeling, windsurfing, and surfing. Besides, there are main bars and nightclubs right on the beach coast. Moreover, there are some more spots for tourists: Kantiang Bay for those who like beach holiday as magnificent landscapes; Diamond Cliff beach for those tourists who always choose tranquil holiday; Nui Beach for people who really like beautiful and solitary places; and, of course, outspread Lanta Klong Nin Beach for big companies.
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