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GETTING TO KNOW KOH LANTA
The sensational view of the Lighthouse by Lantaresort.comThe sensational view of the Lighthouse by Lantaresort.com
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Places of Interests

Sang Ga-U Village
        People know Sang Ga-U Village mostly because it’s where one finds the Sea Gypsies. There are currently almost a hundred families in this village. The Sea Gypsies are mostly ‘entrepreneurs’—they own their own fishing boats and they work daily—if the weather permits—they leave to the middle of the sea in the morning and get back in the afternoon with a bunch of seafood. Although friendly, they are reserved and shy people. Although they are Thai citizens, mainstream Thai tourists will have difficulty in understanding them since the Chao Lay have their own language. They still practice their traditional customs and ceremonies. And in March of every year, the Lanta festival celebrates such rituals unique to the Chao Lay people.

The Lighthouse
        Koh Lanta’s lighthouse locates itself in the premises of Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which is at the end of the west coast. To come to the national park is quite an adventure. First, you need to drive a four wheel drive vehicle only (or a motorbike if you are a really great biker). The road is bumpy and dangerous. A normal city-car will have a hard time climbing up and down the three-kilometer mountainous dirt passage. Inside the national park stands the Lighthouse—it takes quite a climb to get to the actual Lighthouse just a few meters away from the ground, but with a good pair of trainers you are all set. The view up there is sensational. From the high cliffs you will see turquoise water from a birds-eye view, the neighboring Koh Ngai, Koh Rok Nok and Koh Rok Nai. Once up, you’ll get a better panoramic view of the park. Here you will realize that Koh Lanta offers the best of both worlds with exotic beaches and tropical forest.

Viewpoint
        This viewpoint is actually misleading as it is not a viewpoint per se, but it’s a restaurant which is called “Viewpoint.” Located on the hill, in between the mountain from the west coast to the east, Viewpoint Restaurant (Tel: 01-787-8697) offers a stunning view of Koh Lanta Yai’s east coast. It is also a decent restaurant to drop by for lunch or dinner but if you just want to see the view, drop by for a drink. The picturesque landscape from up here is breathtaking. On the backdrop is the mainland and islands such as Koh Nui, Koh Talenbeng, Koh Kham, Koh Bu Bu, Ko Po and Koh Ngai. Viewpoint is like a prequel to your island-watch, as once you arrive at the Lanta Old Town Village, those islands will become closer to reach.

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Local Products
        The Thai government has established a brand called OTOP (One Tambol, One Product) to help generate income to the villagers. Therefore, each locality in Thailand now specializes in something. The various products include batik textiles, wooden furniture, local coffee, herbs, crab cakes, shrimp crackers and handicrafts made from toey panan (pandanus tectorium soland), a local plant. In the fresh food department, there is hoi chak teen, a winged shell which looks similar to walking legs, referred as “feet” or ‘teen’ (informal Thai). Of a smaller variety, this kind of shell is found in Krabi and nearby provinces. Hoi chak teen is eaten with a Thai seafood sauce which is an essential dip made with fish sauce, garlic, chilies, lime juice and sugar.

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Money Matters
        There’s never a moment when you’ll encounter any cash shortage since Koh Lanta is conveniently dotted with ATM machines all over the island. For more serious banking activities, Siam Commercial Bank (Tel: 075-620-621-3) and Siam City Bank (Tel: 075-611-320), located in Saladan Village, operates Monday to Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. There is also a Western Union, just in case you need money from home instantly.

Immigration Office
        There is no immigration office in Koh Lanta. For visa extensions, visitors must contact the offices in Krabi. Krabi Immigration Office (Tel: 075-611-097) is located on Utarakit Road in Krabi Town.

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