Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi

An introduction to Krabi

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Koh Lanta

Ko Lanta  consists of two adjacent islands: Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Lanta Noi.
Ko Lanta Yai is full of tourist facilities while Ko Lanta Noi is the location of the district office. Most of the beaches on Ko Lanta Yai lie in the west and offer a wide range of accommodation. These beaches include Kho Kwang, Khlong Dao, Phra Ae, Khlong Khong, Khlong Nin and Ba Kan Tiang, all can be reached by road. Sala Dan Pier in the north is where tour operators, shops and banks are situated. At the south end of the island is the headquarters of Mu Ko Lanta National Park which offer a camping ground and beautiful views. Travelling to the east of the island, visitors can see an old community of Ko Lanta and a sea gypsy village. Some guesthouses are available. Motorbikes can be rented at Sala Dan to explore the island. The peak season lasts from November to April.
How to Get to Ko Lanta
1. Take air-conditioned vans which leave Krabi Town at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The fare is 120 baht per person. The van boards a motor-raft at Ban Hua Hin and then another raft at Ko Lanta Noi. The trip takes 2 hours. On return, the vans departs from Sala Dan (on Ko Lanta Yai) at 7 a.m. and 12 noon. For more information, call Krabi Lanta Tour at Tel: 0-7562-2792
2. Boats from Chao Fa Pier (available from November to May) leave at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The trip takes 2 hours. Call Chao Fa Pier, Tel: 0-7563-0470-2.

Travel agents on Ko Lanta sell tickets to many destinations such as Krabi, Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Ngai and Ko Rok. Departure times and fares are as follows:
Lanta - Phi Phi
Lanta - Krabi
Lanta - Phi Phi - Phuket
Lanta - Phi Phi - Krabi
8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
9 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
9 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.
200 baht
200 baht
250 baht
Royal Fern Co.,Ltd. operates boat services to Krabi via Ko Cham (or Ko Jum) and to Ko Ngai, Ko Rok and Ko Kradan. For more information, call 0-7568-4163 or 0-1719-4811. Mu Ko Lanta National Park The park has an office at the south end of Lanta Yai Island. The park covers an area of 152 square kilometres and occupies many islands including parts of Ko Lanta Yai, Ko Lanta Noi, Ko Ta Leng Beng, Ko Ha, Ko Rok, and Ko Ngai. Camping is allowed near the park office with advance notice. Ko Rok also provides tents for tourists. Please contact Mu Ko Lanta National Park, No.5, Tambon Ko Lanta Yai, Amphoe Ko Lanta, Krabi 81150, Tel. 0-7562-9018-9.

Ko Talabeng is a limestone island that is similar to Ko Phi Phi Le. It consists of small lovely beaches. During low tide, the cave is clearly visible. Some swallows can be seen on the island.
Ko Rok comprises two islands: Ko Rok Nai and Ko Rok Nok. Ko Rok Nai is an island that is mostly steep cliffs. It offers a superb beach and unspoiled coral reefs among rocks. Ko Rok Nok is full of soft white sandy beaches and coral reefs in shallow water in the southeast and the south. Hat Thalu and Ao Man Sai are situated at the end of the island. Tourists can contact tour operators, resorts and bungalows on Ko Lanta Yai for an excursion to Ko Rok by speedboat. The trip by long-tail boat is not recommended.
Ko Ngai or Ko Hai is a small island that has a long sandy beach in the east and unspoiled coral reefs in shallow water at the beachfront. The island is accessible by taking a ferry and a chartered boat from Pak Meng Pier, Trang province. Hin Daeng is a rock that is a hazard to ships. It is on the outer edge of the Andaman Sea. It offers various kinds of coral reefs, so it is a superb diving spot.
Ko Ha is an archipelago of five islands. Ko Ha Yai is where coral reefs are found in shallow water.  
Pattaya City Thailand, An introduction to Krabi