Thursday, May 21, 2015

Phi Phi Islands - Island Paradise

Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand within the Andaman Sea and south of the Krabi Beaches.  The two main islands are Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Ley with three smaller islands of Koh Mai Phai, Koh Yung,  and Koh Yung.  The islands main features are awesome limestone cliffs which often surround white sandy beaches.  Most of these islands are part of a Thailand Marine National Park System, established, in part to protect the marine wildlife.  So there are areas around the archipelago that are great for snorkeling.

Koh Phi Phi Don is the largest and only populated island and contains a whole community of resorts restaurants and shops to service the visitors to the island.

Koh Phi Phi Leh is the a smaller of the main islands and was popularized by the year 2000 movie "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed on Maya Bay located on Koh Phi Phi Ley.  There are great areas around Koh Phi Phi Ley for snorkeling,

Ko Mai Phai pr 'Bamboo Island' is a small low-lying islet to the north of Phi Phi Don with a broad sunny beach and some very limited snorkeling.

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