Lanta Old Town, also known as Sri Raya, is a charming little seaside village on the east coast of Koh Lanta. As the oldest village on the island and the original town centre, it's rich in history and Thai culture. Most of the homes are built on stilts, overlooking an incredible ocean view.
The village is a study in cultural diversity with three distinct groups of people - the seas gypsy people of the Urak Lawoi clan, Thai Muslims and Thai Chinese - coexisting in harmony for over 200 years. It's not a tourist haven but an amazing number of fabulous restaurants.