Ko Lan Island is the largest of the "near islands", off south Pattaya.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Ko Lan Island is at the southeast end of the Bay of Bangkok, on the east side of the Gulf of Siam.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Ko Lan Island is about 4 km in length and 2 km in width.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Ko Lan Island is a hilly island, covered with low tropical forest; its highest point reaches 180 m where there is a Buddhist shrine.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Ko Lan Island has two small villages on it: Ban Ko Lan and Ban Krok Makhan.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Ko Lan is inhabited by about 3,000 residents in 1,000 households, mostly clustered around the ferry pier.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand

Most of Ko Lan's beaches are on its west side.

Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand Ko Lan Island, Pattaya, Thailand