Culture Photos of Koh Lanta
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The Island of Lanta was known long ago as Pulau Satak, a name of Malayan origin meaning Long Beach Island. Today’s name is most probably a corrupted form of the Javanese word lantas, that means a fish grill, which is built of wood with a square grill on top where the fishes are set in a circle. This finally gave the island the name Koh Lantas. In 1917, the name was changed to today's Koh Lanta and the two main islands together with 51 smaller isles became a district of Krabi Province.