Phi Phi Islands
Travel to the Phi Phi Islands and find enchanting beaches and palm trees. This is a popular island, especially for backpackers, and the breathtaking scenery of Koh Phi Phi is enjoyed every year by thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you are tempted by 33 degrees day temperature, white sandy beaches and romantic bungalow cottages then the Phi Phi Islands is the place for you.
Koh Phi Phi actually consists of two islands: Koh Phi Phi Don, which is inhabited, and the smaller island of Koh Phi Phi Lai which is a deserted island, but also a great visitor magnet. This is where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. A lot of tour boats come to Phi Phi Leh every day, so a hot tip is to get up bright and early and charter a long-tail boat so you can explore this beautiful island before it gets to crowded.
Koh Phi Phi was devastated by the tsunami disaster of December 2004, and thousands of people lost their lives. From the viewpoint of Koh Phi Phi, you can look out over the islands. Despite the stunning views, you can still spot some of the terrible devastation the island was exposed to in 2004.
Koh Phi Phi has a tropical climate with a high level of humidity. The heaviest rainfall takes places during the summer monsoon between May and October.
Koh Phi Phi has a wide selection of restaurants. You can have dinner from a new continent every day if you like, but don't miss the opportunity to try out the delicious local Thai food.
You can get pretty much everything you need on Koh Phi Phi, but since everything have to be shipped from the mainland, most goods tend to be a little more expensive than elsewhere in Thailand. You'll also be able to find the typical locally produced goods and souvenirs.
If you are the more adventures kind you can also find great climbing and diving opportunities in this Island paradise. You'll also be able to join yoga classes, rent kayaks, take kite surfing classes and join sailing and cruising adventures around Koh Phi Phi.
Koh Phi Phi has a viewpoint where you can get a view of the entire main island. The climb is pretty steep, but only takes about 20-25 minutes. If you want to pay your respect to the victims of the 2004 tsunami disaster you can visit the Tsunami Memorial Garden.
If you take a day trip to Koh Phi Phi Leh you can visit Phaya Naak Cave where you'll find prehistoric paintings. Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Leh is where "The Beach" was filmed and this is a fantastic beach and a favourite spot for snorkelers and beginner divers.
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