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Ko Phi Phi

Listed under Islands in Andaman Sea, Thailand.

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These are actually a group of islands, the main two being the larger and inhabited Ko Phi Phi Don and the smaller Ko Phi Phi Le, partly edged by sheer cliffs. The rest of the islands in the group are tall limestone rocks spiking out of the ocean.

They are known for their beaches, most particularly Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Le, used as a location in the film “The Beach”. Tourism increased dramatically after the film's release, however many of the buildings built during this boom period were badly damaged by the 2004 tsunami.

As well as beach related activities there are also kayaking, climbing (the larger island had limestone cliffs) and diving and snorkelling on offer. The water is clear and there are numerous species of brightly coloured tropical fish (who guides recommend you feed bananas to.). You can also see black tip and leopard sharks.

Visitors can only reach the islands via boat. Several standards of accommodation is available on Ko Phi Phi Don.

Ko Phi Phi.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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Before....not after!

These group of islands are delicious!! I was there before The Wave hit and I couldn't believe the relaxed attitude of people there are the stunning colour of the water! There are 2 large beaches on Phi Phi Don (the one you can actually stay on...not The Beach beach as you cannot stay there!) and depending on the time of day you can swim or walk out for miles and miles! Spring roles and savoury pancakes were a staple diet!!! I don't know what it is like now but it was beginning to hot up on the travelling front and could be a little difficult to get away from that if you want a bit of peace. Enjoy!

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