Koh Lanta hotels and resorts

Lanta palace resort is besides a rubber production with cheap bungalows phuket close by the layana resort ko lanta located on lanta longbeach and the koh lanta deer neck cabana offering nice bungalows ko lanta for online reservation at www.pimalai resort.com and you can find ko lanta information on dive schools and snorkelling excursion to ko lanta summerhouse for the waterfall bungalows lanta island thailand and koh lanta diving to see the under waterorl and the best of ko lanta that you can find only in the maps of ko lanta that show you the sea gypsies thailand and all koh lanta accomodation with offers for diving on lanta and lantas lodge koh lanta on khlong hin beach with the sea glass "laguna beach" and a thailand map lanta islands with klong nin casuarina beach resort at the hotel lanta villa resort from where you can go kayaking in south thai to find the best bungalow thailand krabi in lanta, thailand and the klong dao beach lanta villa bungalow. But if you like to have 5-star lanta resort choose the pimalai hotel offering best koh lanta accommodation at the "twinbay resort" lanta with the saladan map where you find hotel ko lanta at holiday villa lanta and the laguna beach club resort koh lanta that is close to lanta sand bungalows, but far away from lanta ilmare beach that is next to seaview resort and the twin lotus resort & spa on the thai islands map showing vacation spots on the beach at fisherman's cottage koh lanta long beach thailand. Lanta long beach bungalows are similar to ko lanta, thailand and ko lanta nice beach where you can see the last beach resort ko lanta and other cheap bungalows in thailand like lanta casuarina beach resort and the emerald bungalow, koh lanta, but if you look on the map of southern thailand you will also see the weather in koh lanta and twin lotus with the newly opened rawi warin resort. But this is not a place for koh lanta cheap accommodation like in summer house koh lanta or long beach lanta resort, but if you need to know how cheap is koh lanta you better look at costa lanta resort & spa before you rent accomodation thailand on hotel kolanta or lanta emerald bungalows on ko bulon next to holiday villa ko lanta and looking for the ferry+koh lanta. If you want to know how to plan island hopping in thailand and go to narima + lanta, you should visit royal lanta resort for a diving school in bungalows koh lanta, where you will find krabi, thailand travel information about d.r. ko lanta resort and summer house lanta with canoeing thailand being a good option at noble house koh lanta with the perfect ko lanta accommodation at lanta riviera bungalow thailand far away from ko lanta kaw kwang and bee bee bungalows lanta, but if you are looking for thailand accomodation at pimalairesort&spa, you will find southern lanta resort on klongdao beach and lanta villa krabi besides relax bay thailand and noble house,thailand being koh lanta lodging phra ae long beach in "thailand" "ko lanta" as lanta holiday villa on thailand, ko lanta. Looking for koh lanta photos or budget accomodation in krabi you will find relax bay lanta and other bungalow for rent koh lanta as well as ko jum thailand with clean beach bungalow koh lanta and the waterfall beach resort ko lanta. If you like to play beach volleyball in front of the noble house koh lanta or looking for budget ko lanta, we will help you with koh lanta beach bungalows and other thailand ko lanta accommodation like narima lanta and trang hotels thialand you will find thailands islands and koh lanta beaches perfect for a vacation in the noble house thailand or at gooddays lanta that is far away from ko lanta narima and twin lotus lanta but a good place for a snorkelling tour to andaman lanta resort where krabi accomodation is offered by lanta sea house and ko kradan villa. The long beach bungalows lanta offer the perfect picture of lanta island with accomodation kaw kwang beach ko lanta being close to lanta summerhouse and koh lanta 5 star pimalai resort ko lanta on kantiang bay where you can see a koh bulon photo of the sanctuary ko lanta and the waterfall bay resort lanta offering accomodation koh lanta thailand at casuarina beach resort lanta that is easily found in the map koh lanta with the relax bay on ko lanta and the costa lanta thailand offering boutique style accommodation in the "noble house" lanta and the kaw kwang beach resort. But if you are looking for ko lanta accomodation and cheap bungalows in krabi you will find bamboo bay resorts the best choice for your ko lanta travel together with rock climbing thailand and the comprehensive "koh lanta" +map to find ko tarutao accommodation at layana resort & spa, ko lanta and diamond sand thailand together with royal lanta hotel and the ko phi phi ferry schedule to koh lanta island thailand to stay at lanta sand resort long beach or the brand new ravivarin resort & spa for lanta casuarina resort and koh lanta deep forest of pimalai paradise, koh lanta. If you want to learn cooking & diving in thailand you can do so at layana resort and spa thailand offering 5 star lanta accommodation for casuarina beach resort"+koh lanta besides waterfall bay resort koh lanta that is far away from long beach resort koh lanta and nautilus resort thailand located far away from twinbay lanta and the lantas and resort sea view, where the ferry from koh lanta to phuket leaves for pimalai resort & spa by minibus from trang to koh lanta to find cheap accomodation krabi at diamond sand inn koh lanta or at krabi thailand costa lanta with cheap thai bungalows like dream team resort and last horizon with the lanta pavilion resort now featured in koh lanta, map together with holiday villa+lanta, a hotel ko lanta like narima/krabi, but if you are looking for a 5 star resort in krabi + thailand or twinbay+resort+transfer or thai boxing you will need coral reefs in thailand with an map to find elephant trekking in thailand and scuba diving.com information for getting around in thialand. For tarutao accomodation and hotels ko lanta like lanta+sun+moon and koh lanta+diamond sand you will have to look at koh lanta hotels khlong dao to find a detailed map of koh lanta with narima resort ko lanta and koh lanta villa and lanta resotel resort and have some nice vacance a ko lanta in lanta mare beach hotel or lantaburi with the ferry thailand to casuarina resort lanta and ko tarutao diving resorts like ko lanta sayang.

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Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand
Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand
Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand
Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand

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Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand

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Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand
Sea gypsies on Ko Ko Lanta Island Krabi, hotel reservation in Thailand

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Welcome to the Koh Lanta Island Krabi - Activities and Hotel Guide
Lanta palace resort is besides a rubber production with cheap bungalows phuket close by the layana resort ko lanta located on lanta longbeach and the koh lanta deer neck cabana offering nice bungalows ko lanta for online reservation at www.pimalai resort.com and you can find ko lanta information on dive schools and snorkelling excursion to ko lanta summerhouse for the waterfall bungalows lanta island thailand and koh lanta diving to see the under waterorl and the best of ko lanta that you can find only in the maps of ko lanta that show you the sea gypsies thailand and all koh lanta accomodation with offers for diving on lanta and lantas lodge koh lanta on khlong hin beach with the sea glass "laguna beach" and a thailand map lanta islands with klong nin casuarina beach resort at the hotel lanta villa resort from where you can go kayaking in south thai to find the best bungalow thailand krabi in lanta, thailand and the klong dao beach lanta villa bungalow. But if you like to have 5-star lanta resort choose the pimalai hotel offering best koh lanta accommodation at the "twinbay resort" lanta with the saladan map where you find hotel ko lanta at holiday villa lanta and the laguna beach club resort koh lanta that is close to lanta sand bungalows, but far away from lanta ilmare beach that is next to seaview resort and the twin lotus resort & spa on the thai islands map showing vacation spots on the beach at fisherman's cottage koh lanta long beach thailand. Lanta long beach bungalows are similar to ko lanta, thailand and ko lanta nice beach where you can see the last beach resort ko lanta and other cheap bungalows in thailand like lanta casuarina beach resort and the emerald bungalow, koh lanta, but if you look on the map of southern thailand you will also see the weather in koh lanta and twin lotus with the newly opened rawi warin resort. But this is not a place for koh lanta cheap accommodation like in summer house koh lanta or long beach lanta resort, but if you need to know how cheap is koh lanta you better look at costa lanta resort & spa before you rent accomodation thailand on hotel kolanta or lanta emerald bungalows on ko bulon next to holiday villa ko lanta and looking for the ferry+koh lanta. If you want to know how to plan island hopping in thailand and go to narima + lanta, you should visit royal lanta resort for a diving school in bungalows koh lanta, where you will find krabi, thailand travel information about d.r. ko lanta resort and summer house lanta with canoeing thailand being a good option at noble house koh lanta with the perfect ko lanta accommodation at lanta riviera bungalow thailand far away from ko lanta kaw kwang and bee bee bungalows lanta, but if you are looking for thailand accomodation at pimalairesort&spa, you will find southern lanta resort on klongdao beach and lanta villa krabi besides relax bay thailand and noble house,thailand being koh lanta lodging phra ae long beach in "thailand" "ko lanta" as lanta holiday villa on thailand, ko lanta. Looking for koh lanta photos or budget accomodation in krabi you will find relax bay lanta and other bungalow for rent koh lanta as well as ko jum thailand with clean beach bungalow koh lanta and the waterfall beach resort ko lanta. If you like to play beach volleyball in front of the noble house koh lanta or looking for budget ko lanta, we will help you with koh lanta beach bungalows and other thailand ko lanta accommodation like narima lanta and trang hotels thialand you will find thailands islands and koh lanta beaches perfect for a vacation in the noble house thailand or at gooddays lanta that is far away from ko lanta narima and twin lotus lanta but a good place for a snorkelling tour to andaman lanta resort where krabi accomodation is offered by lanta sea house and ko kradan villa. The long beach bungalows lanta offer the perfect picture of lanta island with accomodation kaw kwang beach ko lanta being close to lanta summerhouse and koh lanta 5 star pimalai resort ko lanta on kantiang bay where you can see a koh bulon photo of the sanctuary ko lanta and the waterfall bay resort lanta offering accomodation koh lanta thailand at casuarina beach resort lanta that is easily found in the map koh lanta with the relax bay on ko lanta and the costa lanta thailand offering boutique style accommodation in the "noble house" lanta and the kaw kwang beach resort. But if you are looking for ko lanta accomodation and cheap bungalows in krabi you will find bamboo bay resorts the best choice for your ko lanta travel together with rock climbing thailand and the comprehensive "koh lanta" +map to find ko tarutao accommodation at layana resort & spa, ko lanta and diamond sand thailand together with royal lanta hotel and the ko phi phi ferry schedule to koh lanta island thailand to stay at lanta sand resort long beach or the brand new ravivarin resort & spa for lanta casuarina resort and koh lanta deep forest of pimalai paradise, koh lanta. If you want to learn cooking & diving in thailand you can do so at layana resort and spa thailand offering 5 star lanta accommodation for casuarina beach resort"+koh lanta besides waterfall bay resort koh lanta that is far away from long beach resort koh lanta and nautilus resort thailand located far away from twinbay lanta and the lantas and resort sea view, where the ferry from koh lanta to phuket leaves for pimalai resort & spa by minibus from trang to koh lanta to find cheap accomodation krabi at diamond sand inn koh lanta or at krabi thailand costa lanta with cheap thai bungalows like dream team resort and last horizon with the lanta pavilion resort now featured in koh lanta, map together with holiday villa+lanta, a hotel ko lanta like narima/krabi, but if you are looking for a 5 star resort in krabi + thailand or twinbay+resort+transfer or thai boxing you will need coral reefs in thailand with an map to find elephant trekking in thailand and scuba diving.com information for getting around in thialand. For tarutao accomodation and hotels ko lanta like lanta+sun+moon and koh lanta+diamond sand you will have to look at koh lanta hotels khlong dao to find a detailed map of koh lanta with narima resort ko lanta and koh lanta villa and lanta resotel resort and have some nice vacance a ko lanta in lanta mare beach hotel or lantaburi with the ferry thailand to casuarina resort lanta and ko tarutao diving resorts like ko lanta sayang.

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The Koh Lanta Sea Gypsies

Next to the national park headquarters, the village of Sang-ga-u is inhabited by sea gypsies. Originally from the Nicobar or Andaman Islands, the sea gypsies of former centuries were living on their boats and were feared as pirates.

The offshore islands between Phuket and Penang offered numerous hiding-places and the entrance to the Street of Malacca, where Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese traders passed on the way to their colonies, were considered the most dangerous in Asia.

With the slow sailing ships disappearing, the sea gypsies began to settle along the coast in their stilt-built houses erected between the water level of high and low tide. Today most sea gypsies have been granted land, surnames

and citizenship in Thailand and their villages are spread throughout the western coast of the Malaysian peninsula.

In the Thai language they are
called "Chao'Lay" that means people of the sea and are known as the minority group "Thai Mai" which means new Thai people. They earn their living on fishing or catching lobster, other tasty shellfish and collecting bird's nests for the Chinese cuisine. When walking through one of their villages, it is obvious, that most have striking dark skin, curly hair with a slight red touch and bushy eyebrows.

Being a matriarchal society,
women can be seen wielding much power in daily village life, and working side by side in the fishing boats with the men. The sea gypsies are separated into three different groups: the Moken in the North, from Tavoy and Matthews islands in Myanmar, Ko Surin and Ko Ra in Thailand to Rawai Village at the southern tip of Phuket. The Moklen inhabit the central region with Ko Phra Thong and the coastal villages of Thai Muang and Laem Lar at the northern tip of Phuket.

The Urak Lawoi are the biggest group, with their area stretches from Ko Sireh at Phuket's eastern coast to Ko Hay, Ko Phi Phi, Koh Lanta, Ko Pu, Ko Libong, Ko Lipe and as far as the Malaysian island of Langkawi.

The sea gypsies keep close relations to other villages but do not integrate into the Thai population. They still retain their own language, that belongs to the Malay-Indonesian language family, has no writing but is still found in many geographical names. The name "Pulau" means island and "Piapi" is the name of a tree growing in the mangrove swamps. During the centuries, the name "Pulau Piapi" changed to today's Phi  Phi.

Because of being people that
depend on the nature, their belief in the supernatural and traditional spiritual worship is still strong in the community and colours many of their ceremonies. The bi-annual event is "Floating Boats" (Loy-Rua), when the village men jointly build a symbolic boat and place wooden statues of themselves in it, along with nail pairings, hair and popped rice.

A medium chants sacred
words over the boat and its occupants are cast off. By performing this ritual the gypsies ask for forgiveness from the sea gods for any offences they have made to the sea and believe that all evil is carried away in the vessel. The event is a joyful occassion for everybody.

During a cremation a coconut is planted, with the wish, that the children of the deceased should live long and in good health.




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