Koh Lanta- Pg-3

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We wasted no time exploring before hitting the beach, and the list of things to do was quite exhausting. But first the old town of Koh Lanta. We hired a souped up Tuk Tuk with comfortable seats. It was a fairly long drive away from the hotels and resorts, we headed towards the scenic coastline.

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Lanta Old Town was a favorite stopover for Arab and Chinese traders centuries before Lanta in its present phase was developed. Old Town was like a heritage walk through, with ancient houses, some of the wooden buildings two levels high.

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Elaborate entrances, carved gateways, it was quaint and so charming. Today most of these dwellings have been converted to restaurants and cafes making this street a must do stopover.IMG_6271IMG_1035 (1)

Jyoti Shetty Ponnappa

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