Ko Lanta is a small island in the southern part of Thailand. Situated between Krabi and Phi Phi Island, it is also known as the ‘Jewel of the Andaman Sea’. Ko Lanta has a total population of around 20,000 inhabitants.
Ko Lanta has an ideal tropical monsoon climate, characterised by just two seasons, summer and rainy. The maximum rainfall is during July and August, while the tourist season is from October to May.
Historically, the island was a stopover point used by traders from China and the Arab countries. Before World War I, Saladan, the northern part of the island, was the checkpoint for boats on their way to the Malay Peninsula.
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