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Mu Ko Lanta National Park

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The headquarters of Mu Ko Lanta National Park overlook Laem Tanod, a peninsular cliff of white rock topped by a lighthouse watching over one of the prettiest beaches on Ko Lanta. We think this popular day trip destination ranks among the most memorable viewpoints in Southern Thailand.

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The park oversees a number of smaller islands, including Ko Talabeng to the east of Ko Lanta and Ko Rok some 40 km to the southwest. But when you’re on Lanta, “the national park” refers to a relatively small area around Ao Tanod in the remote south, guarded by a gate where foreign visitors must shell out 400 baht per adult and 200 baht per child.

Arguably the best beach on an island that’s studded with them. Photo taken in or around Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Ko Lanta, Thailand by David Luekens.

Arguably the best beach on an island that’s studded with them. Photo: David Luekens

A two-km hiking trail leads into jungle where you might spot a green imperial pigeon or Chinese egret along with the snakes that have helped to make them endangered. All over the park, fearless monkeys let visitors walk right up to snap portraits of them. You’re not supposed to feed them, but those who do are sometimes thanked with a gracious nod ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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