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Covering a total area of 152 square kilometres, Mu Koh Lanta National Park is located in Amphoe Koh Lanta and consists of many islands. Some major islands are Koh Lanta Yai, Koh Lanta Noi, Koh Taleng Beng, as well as, other surrounding islands like Mu Koh Ha, Mu Koh Rok, and Koh Ngai.


Attractions within the National Park


Koh Lanta Noi was the former settlement of the Koh Lanta community, where a

district office, school, as well as, traditional lifestyle, and houses are still currently

available.


Koh Lanta Yai topography is long and narrow. This island is home to Chao Le or sea gypsies who continue to maintain their traditional lifestyle and beliefs, such as setting a boat a drift to drive out evil and bring good luck, which is practiced during the full moon in June and November. Sala Dan Pier is where tour operators, shops and banks are situated. Several beautiful beaches are in the west such as Hat Kho Kwang, Hat Lo Bara, Ao Phra Ae, Hat Khlong Khong, and Hat Khlong Nin. A paved road runs along the beaches all the way from the northern part of the island to the headquarters of the Mu Koh Lanta National Park in the south. The landscape is dominated by a series of mountains covered with virgin rainforest. To the east features an old community. The district office was previously here and later relocated

to Koh Lanta Noi. Most people on the island are Muslim. The communities of Ban Sang Ka-u still

maintain their traditional Loi Ruea Ceremony. Not far from the headquarters, Laem Tanot features

a lighthouse, where visitors can enjoy the  panoramic view of a pebble beach merging with a white

sandy beach. At the end of the cape features Koh Mo, an ideal diving spot. Besides Laem Tanot,

tourists can enjoy the Andaman Sea’s spectacular view from many Hilltop restaurants located in

the central part of the island.

Accommodation is available. High season is from November to May. Camping in the

Mu Koh Lanta National Park is allowed but you must notify the park in advance at No. 5,

Tambon Koh Lanta Yai, Amphoe Koh Lanta, Krabi, 81150,

Tel. 0 7562 9018 - 9   0 7562 9018 - 9 .  Alternatively, contact the Department of National

Park, Wildlife and Flora, Tel. 0 2562 0760   0 2562 0760 or visit www.dnp.go.th.

Admission to the national park area : Adult 400 Baht, Child 200 Baht







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