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A Day at Koh Lanta National Park

We loved exploring Koh Lanta National Park on the peaceful island of Koh Lanta, Thailand! Check out some scenes from the park below and follow us on YouTube for more Thailand videos.

A few important notes before you go:

  • You will NEED a scooter or actual car to get here – tuck-tucks will not make it up the hills heading to the park.
  • There is an entrance fee which is charged based on your vehicle and how many people are with you. Bring cash!
  • There are a TON of monkeys hanging around who will take all your shiny objects, so keep your distance.
  • Bring a picnic lunch, a swimsuit, towels, sunscreen, and water.

About Koh Lanta National Park

Excerpt from the official website:

Most people visiting Ko Lanta don’t know there is a national park in the island up until they arrive and ask around about activities and attractions in the island. They would normally be told that there is a national park at south end of the island, not more. Mu Ko Lanta National Park actually consists of several islands covering 134 km² and there is more to see on the some of the other islands than on the main island.

PC: Wikimedia Commons

Mu Ko Lanta National Park was established in 1990 as a marine park, situated in southern part of Krabi Province. The biggest islands in the park are Ko Lanta Noi and Ko Lanta Yai. “Mu” in thai means a group/group of, “Mu Ko” means group of islands.

The national park consists mainly of rugged hills covered with 20 km² rain-forest and beach forest along the coast lines at Ko Lanta Yai and Ko Ngai. Other islands like Mai Ngam, South Mai Ngam and Ngu islands are covered with mangrove forest.

PC: Wikipedia

The parks main attraction and activities are many white beaches, trails, viewpoints and some very impressive caves. The smaller islands are popular diving sites for both snorkellers and scuba divers with possibility to see some of exciting tropical marine life found in the Andaman Sea.

For visitor safety and marine life recovery, most of smaller islands are closed for visitors in rainy season from 16th May until 31st October every year.

PC: TripAdvisor

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