Family trip to Ko Lanta with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

The old town of Lanta was the capital of the island half a century ago. But it lost this status after the construction of a new port. Today, as a century ago, people still fish, carve crafts out of wood and receive a few travelers here. Lanta has become popular with tourists from all over the world as a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful place. The number of hotels in the town has increased. You can not only stay here but also find entertainment for your child. However, there are few hotels designed for families with children here. It's all about the local mentality. Thais believe that a child is a small adult. They treat children appropriately.
You will constantly notice that everyone around you is smiling while walking around the Old Town. This often seems deliberate and inappropriate. However, such traditions are in Thailand. It … Open
The Old Town will appeal to children who love beautiful views and appreciate the opportunity to meet other people and other cultures. If the child is used to entertainment centers, water parks, and slot machines, then disappointment awaits him here. There is no such infrastructure in the settlement. If the child is active and inquisitive, he will find something to do. If not, then parents will have to spend a lot of effort to ensure that the child is not bored.
Does your child not appreciate morning sleep too much? Then you can meet the dawn together on the streets of the Old Town. Despite the fact that this is not a large settlement, the atmosphere of the awakening Thai is incredibly strong here. The child will surely remember it for a long time. Local sunsets are also beautiful. In addition, you can make beautiful selfies on the background of the sea. You can just go for a walk through the streets of the town, looking at the old wooden houses and local residents. You will see a seller opening his shop, a cook getting to work or a fisherman returning with a catch. Everyday activities of local residents will help your child learn much more about Thailand than many excursions or educational TV shows. Copyright
The town was called the same as the island – Lanta for a long time. The origin of this name is unknown. Presumably, it is associated with a special device for drying fish, which the locals … Open
If the child gets tired of just walking, you can rent bicycles and go for a ride around the town surroundings. The island is small. So you will definitely not get lost here. Cars almost do not ride on local roads. So you can take a leisurely ride even with a small child to the secluded coves very close to the Old Town. You should also go hiking. A National Park with beautiful waterfalls and wild nature is located near the town. You can reach it on your own or with the help of a guide. He will choose the best route based on the interests of the child.
beach in national parc Ko Lanta, Thailand - Strand If you have time, you can visit Lanta Animal Welfare. This is a local shelter for homeless animals, combined with a veterinary clinic. Both dogs and cats lack human attention. So if your child loves animals and knows how to handle them, then he will surely like this place. You can take part in a tea party after communicating with the animals. The hotel is set next to a Butterfly garden and an Orchid Garden. They will definitely be able to interest a young naturalist.
Lanta Islands is a popular holiday destination for fans of beach entertainment and water sports. However, available ways of spending leisure time are not limited to the above-mentioned … Open
If the child is interested in unusual buildings, then visit the Buddhist Temple of the Old Town together. It has been standing in its place for decades and always surprises European travelers with its colorful interior decoration and beautiful Buddha statues. Remember that you should observe certain rules of behavior on the territory of the temple. So, too young or too active children are likely to be bored here. It is better for them to go to the site near the old lighthouse and play on the playground with their local peers. If the child is interested in religious architecture, then show him the town's mosques. Traditional Islamic style coexists with the Thai tradition of building here.
beach in national parc Ko Lanta, Thailand - Strand It is worth allocating at least half a day for a joint trip to the Water Gypsies. This is the indigenous population of the island. They adhere to the traditions of their ancestors in beliefs and life. They treat travelers well and are willing to show and tell a lot about their lives if they see a genuine interest. The child will certainly be interested in the opportunity to look at the life of his peers from a completely different culture. The beaches of the Old Town are well suited for snorkeling with a child. You can rent fins, mask, and snorkel here. If you want, you can arrange a sightseeing tour around the island for the whole family at the port.
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Reference information
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Ko Lanta
♥   Amusement park 'Baan Teelanka' Bypass Road, 88.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Phuket Aquapark' Kathu, 91 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Phuket FantaSea' Kamala Beach, 98.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Splash Jungle Water Park' Mai Khao, 106.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Ko Lanta
♥   Water park 'Phuket Aquapark' Phuket, 91 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Splash Jungle Water Park' Phuket, 106.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all oceanariums
Aquariums in Ko Lanta and nearby
♥   Aquarium 'Phuket Aquarium' , 79.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Aquarium 'Underwater World Langkawi' , 157.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all zoos
Zoos and gardens in/near Ko Lanta
♥   Zoo 'Phuket Zoo' Phuket, 86.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Phuket bird park' Phuket, 88.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Langkawi Crocodile Farm' Langkawi, Kedah, 145.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Langkawi Wildlife Park' Langkawi, Kedah, 155.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Zoo 'Snake and Reptile Farm' Perlis, 172.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Interesting places to visit with children around Ko Lanta

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