I could not get enough of Koh Lanta Old Town, revisited the next day to just browse around some shops. What’s fascinating about this neat and quaint street is that the houses on one side, face the backwaters. Some of the café and restaurant owners told me that these properties are so prime in the real estate business that once further development takes place to Koh Lanta, they will declare this a heritage site.
Most of them live on the floor above to the restaurant and fresh catch straight from the lapping sea, the stilted restaurant area served mainly Chinese. The secret ingredients in the sauce was heavenly and the waiter proudly declared that the food in Old Lanta is indeed unique and dug out from ancient recipes that’s been handed over for generations.
Jyoti Shetty Ponnappa