LANTA (LANTA ISLAND)
KOH LANTA (LANTA ISLANDS)
Lanta or Lanta Islands else Mu Ko
Lanta are situated in
the southernmost district of Krabi province, approximately 70
kilometers from Krabi. It stretches for 27 kilometers in the north to
south direction along the western coastline of the Andaman Sea in
southern of Thailand. The geography of the islands are typically
mangroves, coral rimmed
beaches, and rugged
tree covered hills. It consists of
many big and small beautiful island. It is plentiful of tropical
rain forest resources.
of Lanta Archipelago
Lanta district, Krabi province, is designated the 62nd National Park of
Thailand in August 1990, and covers an area of 151.90 square kilometers
rai (disintegration ground about 26.728 square kilometers and water
square kilometers.), 81% of them is marine.
Located in the Andaman Sea, the park consists of several groups of
islands such as those of Koh
Rok, Koh Ngai,
Har(Tukonlima) and itselves (Lanta Islands). Steep cliffs
with small patches of interspersed flatland dominate Koh Lanta. The
area is blessed with a high bio diversity due to coral reefs. It also
has many beautiful natural wonders. For these reasons, many tourists
come to visit every year.
Since the physical
topography of the area is highly varied, with mountains, caves,
streams, beaches and sea. It supports several types of forests, i.e.
evergreen forests on southern Koh Lanta Yai and on Koh Ngai, limestone
mountain forest on Koh Rok
and Koh Har, beach
forest on the beaches of all islands, mangrove forest, and grassland.
Most of the islands are not large and as such smaller mammals are
found, for example, Wild Boar, Dusky languor, Mouse Deer, Indian Civet
and Squirrel. Several species of reptiles are found, most notably the
Bengal Monitor and the Water Monitor, both of which can easily be seen.
There are also over a hundred species of resident and migrant birds.
The marine resources seen here are not only very attractive, it are
extremely diverse, with an underwater ecosystem supporting hundreds
types of fish and marine life, including the Whale Shark and Mantra Ray,
which make this yet another important scuba diving spot in Thailand. Koh Lanta
consists of 52 islands of which 15 are under control of the Koh Lanta
National Park. 12 islands are inhabited, among those, 4 are accessible:
Koh Klang, Koh
Bubu, Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. The two major islands: Lanta Yai
and Lanta Noi.
Yai (Yai means Big) is the siege
of district’s headquarter and the largest island, covered with
mountainous and rugged areas. This island is the trading center and the
starting point of transportation to beaches and other nearby islands.
On the western coastline, the beautiful beaches and idyllic bays lie
from north towards the south; some of them are gravely and others have
the fine sand. On the east side, the coast is graced by the stunning
white sandy beaches together with the fertile mangroves. Also, there
locates the settlement of sea gypsies who still live their life in
traditional style and preserve well their customs and cultures. Most of
population on Lanta Island is Muslims. In the southern part of the
island, there locates the office the Koh Lanta National Park.
Noi (Noi means Small) is used to be
a community of local people in the old days. The old life style and
traditional-styled houses can still be seen in this island, offering
somewhat charming atmosphere.
ATTRACTIONS around LANTA ISLANDS
Kwang (deer’s neck)
Beach: The beach is
well-known for its nicely curved shape and desertedness. Its aquamarine
water together with its finest sand offers you the real sentiment of
to see Panoramic Scene
Dao (star canal) Beach: Khlong Dao is a
two-kilometer stretching of sand. The
beach is straightly lined with casuarinas, offering dazzling sand,
tepid and translucent water as well as the panoramic view.
This is then a great place for isolation and relaxation. TOP^ (See Map)
Ae Beach or Long Beach: Lying on the
northern end of the island. The
beach is famed for its fine powdery sand and shelving coastline.
Accommodations are affordable and the food is delicious and abundant. TOP^ (See Map)