Ko Lanta, Krabi Province, Thailand

🇹🇭 Ko Lanta District is a district in Krabi Province, Thailand. The district, approximately 70 km from Krabi town, consists of three major islands. The first, Ko Klang, is separated from the mainland by a small river (klong) and road bridge, and is often mistakenly thought of as part of mainland Krabi Province. Of the two remaining larger islands, the larger, more populated Ko Lanta Yai (commonly known as simply "Ko Lanta") and the smaller Ko Lanta Noi, together with 50 other smaller islands make up the 52 island Mu Ko Lanta National Park. The largest island (Ko Lanta Yai) has nine beaches running down the entire west coast, forests, and tropical jungle. The geography of the island is typically mangroves, coral rimmed beaches, and tree-covered hills. A popular tourist destination, the islands are known for their long, sandy beaches and scuba diving. Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Lanta Noi are connected by the Siri Lanta Bridge opened in 2016. Neighboring districts are Nuea Khlong to the north-west and Khlong Thom to the north-east and east. Mu Ko Lanta National Park, established in 1990 as the 62nd national park of Thailand, occupies 134 km2 of the district.

View from Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) in Krabi town, Krabi, Thailand 
View from Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Sua) in Krabi town, Krabi, Thailand
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Ko Lanta was ranked #564 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Ko Lanta has a population of over 30,500 people. Ko Lanta also forms part of the wider Krabi Province which has a population of over 473,738 people. Ko Lanta is situated 87 km south of Krabi.

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