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  • Pier

    Toh Ba Liew Community

    Pier & Car FerryKhlong Dao Beach

    Phra Ae Beach

    Khlong KhongBeach

    Khlong Tob Beach

    Khlong Nin

    Tung Yee Peng Community

    Sri RA Ya Village

    Sang Ka U Village

    Lanta Old Town

    Bakantiang BeachNui Bay

    Khlong Jak Beach

    Mai Pai Bay

    Hin Ngam BeachMu Koh Lanta National Park

    Laem Tanod

    Saladan Village

    LANTA YAI

    LANTA NOI

    Koh Bubu

    Village

    Tourist Attraction

    Pier

    Island

    Koh KluangKoh Lek

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    LANTAISLAND

    MAP

  • Pier

    Toh Ba Liew Community

    Pier & Car FerryKhlong Dao Beach

    Phra Ae Beach

    Khlong KhongBeach

    Khlong Tob Beach

    Khlong Nin

    Tung Yee Peng Community

    Sri RA Ya Village

    Sang Ka U Village

    Lanta Old Town

    Bakantiang BeachNui Bay

    Khlong Jak Beach

    Mai Pai Bay

    Hin Ngam BeachMu Koh Lanta National Park

    Laem Tanod

    Saladan Village

    LANTA YAI

    LANTA NOI

    Koh Bubu

    Village

    Tourist Attraction

    Pier

    Island

    Koh KluangKoh Lek

    N

    LANTAISLAND

    MAP

  • Lanta Lantus Lantas Lonta Luntudsu Pulaosatok is the real name of Lanta Island. Lanta, which means Lots to See came from the countless seashells on the beach seen by fishermen as they approached the island from afar. Lantus and Lantas are Malay words means fish grill. Lonta is another form of Malay language meaning the poor which may refer to the poor fishermen of Urak Lawoi (the first settlers of the island). Luntusu is the name which the ancient Chinese merchants called the island with its rows of mountain. Pulao Satok offers the same meaning in Sea Gypsy language.

    Lanta is a large island in the Andaman Sea where quiet, spacious beaches and beautiful dive sites are found. The east coast is home to many smaller islands that lie in its embrace; and it is here which fascinating stories of its people originate from. The culture, which is a harmonious blend of sea gypsies, Muslims and Chinese, with different traditionsand background, somehow find their place here where they live together as one. Anyone who has visited will agree that Lanta has more to offer than nice beaches as its charm also lies in the indigenous people.

    Good to Know

    Colo

    rs and Charms

    OF

    LANTAISLAND

  • Toh Ba

    Liew Community

    Just a few steps from Baan Saladan Pier, you will see the entrance to a bridge decorated with bamboo and colorful cloth. This bridge leads to the seaside mangrove forest which also happens to be the entrance of Toh Ba Liew Village. This not-so-ordinary bridge links together the road and the village, and city dwellers and sea people. Before reaching the entrance, you will see the protector tree as villagers believe in ghosts of their ancestors. The word Toh means teacher, wizard or the elderly with supernatural abilities. After their deaths, their statues would be created for people to respect. There are 35 families living here and Mr. Onne, a Toh Ba liew local told us that his people call themselves Sea Gypsies and New Thais is the name given by the royal family. Uraklawoie is a name of their native language which is also understood among those from Indonesia and Myanmar. Even Indonesian tourists who visited were able to communicate with the villagers in their own language.

  • Mr. Onne politely continued to show us around and educated us on the difference between a squid trap and crab trap. Walking along, we noticed a group of women picking fish from the net, some men painting theboat,a few elderly burning wood to make coal, the children running around happily while the village wizard was inspecting his freshly caught crabs and a bucket of small rays. We were also taught a few local words like hello A Ge Ta Ngung Yu Ma and Have you eaten? would be Magan Nasi?..

    HRH The late Princess Mother had bestowed the sea gypsies the name, New Thais and gave out five last names which are Pramongkij,Hantalay, Talayluk, Chaonam andChangnam.The sea people of Phuket took Pramongkij while two names went to Lanta Island- Talaylukfor Sanga-U villagers and Changnam for Toh Baliew, Nairai and Klongdao villagers.

    Good to Know

  • The Pajak Boat Floating Ceremony of the sea gypsies is done to rid the village of evil. They would build a Pajak Boat loaded with offerings to the ancestor ghosts in exchange for their protection. This ceremonyis held twice a year; once at the end of summertowards the rainy season ( 15th night of the 6th month) and again at the end of the rainy season towards summer (15th night of 11th month).The villages wizard would lead the ceremony with the first day involving boat building and prayers for forgiveness. On the second day,the boat building will be completed in the afternoonand carried out to the center of the village from there; at night, it will undergo a ritual.On the morning of the third day, it is placed inthe water where the tide would carry it far intothe sea and never to return to the village. During mid day, sticks of wooden charms would be stuck to the ground all around the village to protect its inhabitants. This ceremony is considered sacred by the sea gypsies and those living elsewhere would even return home to participate in the ocassion.

    - 1 Day Sight-seeing Sea Gypsy style to different attractions (food and drinks included) See the sunset at Laem Talor, visit Jum Island, Mah Island and Pida Rock, boat ride around LantaIsland, Bubu Island, Talabeng Island- Mud fishing (half day) guided by a local sea gypsy.

    For more information : Khun Diew of Toh Ba Liew

    Tel. 089 727 6802

    Tell The Story

    Must Try

  • Arrivng in Sriraya Community, we were overwhelmed by a sense of nostalgia. This may have to do with the precious two-storey Sino-Portuguese buildings on both sides of the street with connected corridors on the first floor. The structures are built from wood, unlike those found in Phuket and Tagua Pa. An outstanding attraction here is the Museum of Lanta that once served as the town hall. Uncle Songtham Thepsriboonya, the museum staff, showed us the simple but elegant interior which dates back 100 years. The two storey building is divided into exhibition areas of the Chinese, Malay and Sea Gypsy inhabitants, how they came to be and the days when coal trading among the Chinese, Penang, Indonesians and Singaporeans flourished.

    Lanta Old Town

    Museum is opened Monday - Friday , 8:30-16:30 hrs. For more information : Tel. 093-6381419

  • Most of the citizens living here are from Chinese origins. We stopped totalk to the sixty-year-old Mrs. Suree Uthairat, owner of a house-turned-restaurant who kept the interior the way a typical Chinese homelooked. The warm atmosphere can be felt as the place is filled with grand children visiting for summer holiday. Beside the corridor,is an old ice storage room used to keep fish back in the days. Mrs. Suree told us that her father boarded the ship that carried coal and rice from mainland China and settle down here. One day when she was 4 years old, there was a fire in the area but luckily, her home was unharmed. Today, this area belongs to the Thai government but can be legally inhabited by native people.

    On both sides of the streets in Lanta Old Town, you can find small but charming guesthouses, cafes, galleries, restaurants and souvenir shops that offer nostalgic setting in a seaside environment. Spending a night here is definitely fun to try.

    GuesthousesThe Old Time : Tel. 092-8783718 www.theoldtownlanta.comMango House : Tel. 086-9486836 www.mangohouse.com

    Must Try

    Food and Beverages Malee Malee : Tel. 084-4439581 Shine Talay : Tel. 084-4438581 Aunty Sri ,Lanta Yai Kitchen, Fresh

    Tell The Story

  • Tourist attraction

    Pier

    Ferry

    To Saladan

    Retro Tung Yee Peng

    Balai

    Tung Yee Peng OTOP CommunityCommunity Information Center

    StadiumCommunity-Based Tourism Centerand Sufciency Economy

    Fishing ParkThailand traditional sweets HOME

    Tung Yee Peng School Community Forest &

    Nature Education Center

    The sea for tomorrow project

    Monkey school

    MosqueLunch & Learn

    Green farm

    Coconut Home

    To Long beach

    Community

    TUNGYEEPENGMAP

    To Old Town Lanta

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    Mosque

  • Tourist attraction

    Pier

    Ferry

    To Saladan

    Retro Tung Yee Peng

    Balai

    Tung Yee Peng OTOP CommunityCommunity Information Center

    StadiumCommunity-Based Tourism Centerand Sufciency Economy

    Fishing ParkThailand traditional sweets HOME

    Tung Yee Peng School Community Forest &

    Nature Education Center

    The sea for tomorrow project

    Monkey school

    MosqueLunch & Learn

    Green farm

    Coconut Home

    To Long beach

    Community

    TUNGYEEPENGMAP

    To Old Town Lanta

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    Mosque

  • A village located next to the mangrove forest and sea water canal leading to the mouth of Lanta Bay where local villagers live alongside beautiful nature full of natural resources which have become their lifeline is known as Baan Tung Ye