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KOH PO AND TALAT LANTA

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KOH PO AND TALAT LANTA

54 miles from Ao Chalong

KOH PO & TALAT LANTA. 7° 32.951N, 99° 6.183E

Koh Po, off the eastern coast of Koh Lanta, offers good protection during the southwest monsoon season. The best overnight stop is the large area between Koh Klang and Koh Po, with secure holding in mud in about five metres.

500 metres north of the village on Koh Po is a very dangerous and hard-to-spot rocky patch which is submerged most of the time. The safest approach to this anchorage is from the south, leaving Koh Po to starboard.

Southwest of here, is the main town of Talat Lanta with the Post Office, government hospital and a 300-metre jetty south of the stilted village, where ferries depart for the mainland at Bor Muang. This was the original settlement on the sheltered east coast before tourism made Hat Khlong Dao the most densely populated area.

Approach the public jetty by dinghy only from mid-tide upwards. Diesel and gasoline are available in small quantities. There are many food stalls and a supermarket near the jetty.

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