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18/May/12 Lanta Old Town...Laanta Lanta Festival....
Lanta Old Town was once called Ban Si Raya and was a commercial port for Chinese and Arabic trading boats that sailed between the ports of Phuket, Penang and Singapore. Today it s a tranquil village with a few rows of stilted shop-houses and home to an ancient community that was established on the island long ago. It is a picturesque place with some of these Chinese timber shop-houses dating back 100 years. Each year, the OLD TOWN celebrates the Laanta Lanta festival which most recently took place from March 7 to March 9. This very colorful event celebrates the eclectic mix of cultures and traditions that are found all across the island of Koh Lanta. Mark it on your calendar...it's great time to be here, to visit Koh Lanta & Pimalai.