In general, I liked the far (southern) end of Lanta more other locations on the island. Here, somehow nature more it feels like a smaller civilization, serpentines begin, the road is winding, which for beginners may seem challenging. Small beaches in the form of coves. Still, the north of Lanta painfully untidy, flat and nondescript – ordinary Thai provinces. If you do not know that there is a sea here, you will think that you go just somewhere on the mainland. In general, it is not surprising that the most Lanta’s beautiful southern edge was identified as a protected area and closed for free visit. You can get here only by paying the fee. This post is not about trekking treasures jungle, but about a brighter landmark – the lighthouse on Lanta and viewing platform near it.
The content of the article
- 1 Lighthouse on Koh Lanta and nat park
- 2 Historical background
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
Lighthouse on Koh Lanta and nat park
For visitors to Koh Lanta National Park there is a modest Activation offer: trekking about two kilometers jungle small clean secluded beach with swings and very weak snorkeling, the smartest observation deck near the modest lighthouse, which, incidentally, looks great in the photo.
There is a campground for outdoor recreation fans. conditions, and even some cafeteria with a small selection and large prices. They offer mostly fried rice and a few running Thai national dishes. On the observation deck may be windy enough, so on cloudy days it’s better to come with long sleeves – he will protect against UV too. Perfect time to visit the lighthouse – the morning hours when you catch dawn sky and lack of security at the entrance to the park.
I was at sunset and I, too, went down, while it was overcast weather. As a result, the sunset sky with lead clouds, though created a mood of some anxiety, but at that moment it was so atmospheric that I absorbed every minute of my states. I don’t know, maybe I’m just too impressionable, but it may well be that I am not the only one who felt something unusual here. That is why – for me, this observation platform has become the most important attraction Lanta.
Entrance to Lanta National Park
Lighthouse on Ko Lanta
The lighthouse is closed to visitors, so be satisfied the top of a rocky cape. By the way, the cape is highly prone to erosion and I highly recommend not approaching the very edge of the site, otherwise you will have every chance to use your health insurance repatriation of the body.
The view from here opens 360 degrees, impressive and spectacular – this is probably the best observation deck on Koh Lanta even without the fact that I personally liked it so much. And there is no monkeys that can wait for you downstairs on the beach or on the park, near the headquarters and cafeteria. With these be be careful – extremely arrogant and smart, pull things even from closed and buttoned bags and backpacks.
Not sure what to do
Lighthouse on Koh Lanta Island in Thailand
National Park on Koh Lanta (Mu Ko Lanta National Park) in general consists not only of a trekking path, a beach and lighthouse on the southern end of the island of Lanta Yai, and includes as much as 134 sq. km of land and sea, including some neighboring islands.
Translated from Thai “Mu Ko” just means “group Islands. “The park was founded in 1990 as a marine reserve in the southern province of Krabi. By the way, yes – Lanta, this is also Krabi, if you didn’t know yet. The park in its land part is 20 square kilometers of rainforest and coastal groves on the islands of Lanta Yai and Ko Ngai.
Information to visit
National Park hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm daily, peak number of visitors – from 12 to 15 hours.
Entrance fee: 200 baht per adult, 100 baht per child from 3 up to 11 years, 20 for the entry of the motorcycle, and for the car 30-40 baht.
The price of living in a bungalow in the park: 2 rooms for 4 person, 1500 baht per room, plus admission fee. Not sure, that this is a good idea and is popular. Just can’t see meaning to spend the night here.
Visiting time can be planned about half an hour – if visit only the beach and the lighthouse, and about two hours plus – if you will pull on trekking. Plus time for a rest.
The roads around the park are steep, so you better check condition of the scooter before the trip and have confident driving skills. Be wary of monkeys – very active and arrogant. Eat ice cream on go you can hardly succeed. For walking along the hiking trail and on A cape with a beacon is recommended sturdy shoes, not flip-flops. But this optionally, my sandals completely disappeared and did not cause inconvenience.
On the map
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