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Lao Liang: The Lost Paradise
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Lao Liang: The Lost Paradise

 

The twin islands of Lao Liang, one of Thailand's most beautiful islands, are a secluded paradise away from the crowds.

About 40 kilometers west of Trang's bustling coastline, vertical cliffs from the azure sea of Andaman can be seen from a distance. The two islands of Koh Lao Liang stand side by side.The lesser-known karst islands are part of the Mu Ko Phetra National Park and enchant with untouched nature. Crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches make it a hidden paradise with breathtaking sea views.

The smaller island, Koh Lao Liang Nong or “Little Brother Island”, houses facilities as well as vertical limestone cliffs that are towering over the beach on three sides. Similar to the more famous cliffs of Ao Nang and Railay, cliffs of Lao Liang are good places for rock climbing with great view. Many visitors come especially for climbing on the island.

Although the beach here is relatively small, with its towering cliff and blue waters, it is ranked as of the best beaches in the country with its picturesque aesthetics. It comes better: The beach of the larger accompanying island is even better. The adjacent island of Koh Lao Liang Phi or “Elder Brother Island” has even larger cliffs and a beach twice as long as its younger brother. Thanks to the isolation, tourists rarely visit them. So the both brother retain their peace and tranquility.

Not far south is the very quiet Koh Petra with a white sandy beach. Further the west lies Koh Takieng with some beautiful dive sites. These paradises require more effort to access, but their lofty simplicity pays off.

 

How to get there: Koh Lao Liang is part of Trang province. Visitor can get a long-tailed boat from Tasae Pier. The twin island is located between Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe, from where you can also take speedboats.