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Published: August 5th 2014
Ko Lanta consists of several islands, the two largest of which are Ko Lanta Noi "Small Lanta Island") and Ko Lanta Yai , "Big Lanta Island"). However, Ko Lanta Yai is where all the tourist action is, so this article will refer to it simply as "Ko Lanta".
Ko Lanta is a large size island with 6 km wide and over 30 kms long, 9 beaches lie from north to south along the sunset coast. The island boasts stunning scenery, fantastic white sandy beaches, coastlines dotted with more than 70 small islands and plenty of forest, coral reefs and under water life. The geography of the island is typically mangroves; coral rimmed beaches; and rugged tree covered hills.
Ko Lanta is popular with tourists seeking a holiday away from the parties. It's popular with a significantly older crowd than nearby Ko Phi Phi: more walking on the beach and watching the sunset than drinking and dancing. However, there are plenty of bars and the longer term stayers are friendly and know how to party! It is also popular with families with young children, and of course, with divers. Ko Lanta can provide a party if you know where to
Ko Lanta is a little less well-known than Ko Phi Phi, which has become more commercialised and corporate, but it is hardly undiscovered: the several beaches on the west coast of Ko Lanta Yai are each strung with a line of resorts and bungalows, although the farther down the island you venture, the less this is true. And even when the island is at it fullest, there will be a quiet place for you to relax - the beaches are never full. Ko Lanta is especially popular with Swedish tourists: although the "tourist language" is English as it is in most places in Thailand, and you will find menus and so on are translated into English, expect the poolside language to be Swedish much of the time. However, there are still many English and Irish bars and restaurants to visit.
Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is touted to be one of the most beautiful yet easily accessible island groups in the world, and it pretty much lives up to this reputation. This area has something to offer for everyone, right from the languorous sunbathers to
the compulsive adrenaline junkies. A must see if you hit the Krabi Province, which itself is a must see if you visit Thailand! The entire region is part of a marine National Park, and hence abundant in all types of marine life. One can just stand at the Pier and witness thousands of colorful fish swim around in the clear water below.
Koh Rok is one of the 53 islands of the Lanta's archipelago. It's on this island which is unfolded the famous game of adventure " koh lanta" . Koh Rok consists of two islands: Kok Rok Nok and Koh Rok Naï. Koh Rock Naï is opened to the tourists, but to have the right to camp you've to ask the authorization to the territorial officer. Thi island charms the tourists also because its magnificent beach, Mansai beach, 1 km long. The protection unit of the Lanta's national park is settled on this island. On the other hand Koh Rok Nok it's uninhabited (except for some adventurer), and is inhabited only by wild animals, like poisonous snakes and some "greedy" rats.
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