Koh Larn welcomes tourists with newly refurbished landmark view point

Koh Larn –

A newly refurbished landmark viewpoint on Koh Larn is ready to welcome both Thai and foreign tourists according to Koh Larn island committee officials.

The new viewpoint landmark is located just above popular Tawean beach. The landmark has two levels perfect for photos and enjoying the scenery. The soil in the higher area of the viewpoint has been protected with special nets to help prevent erosion, according to officials, and small trees that won’t impact the view are also being grown in the area to provide a more pleasant experience and natural landscape.

The viewpoint is ready to welcome both Thai and foreign tourists in which they can walk along a 100-meter path to see the beautiful scenery of the beach nearby.

A video of the construction and completion of the new viewpoint can be seen here, with more about the area after the video.

The Ta Wean viewpoint is a new and important landmark, according to island officials, that every tourist who visits Koh Larn should not miss.

Koh Larn, TPN media notes, has seen tourism steadily rebound, especially domestic, over the past several months since lifting a closure ban to the island that was put into place due to Covid-19. The island currently does NOT have any restrictions or vaccine mandates to tour the area, unlike some other destinations in Thailand. Additionally, according to Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Khunplume, 100% of eligible residents on Koh Larn have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and given a booster shot to ensure that the popular island does not have to close or lockdown again which would devastate tourism and the economy.

Koh Larn’s economy, other than some small fishing enterprises, is nearly 100% reliant on tourism. The island has roughly 2,500 permanent residents according to officials. Pattaya city has increasingly focused on the island recently, recognizing its important value to tourism, even holding the first-ever music festival there in recent weeks with another scheduled for early next year. Koh Larn will also have its own New Year’s countdown festival this year.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for closing in on three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket except when commuting between the two.