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Phi Phi Islands
They combine fabulous snorkeling and diving with a stunning seascape.
How to pronounce
Phi Phi = pee pee (not fee fee)
Geography in brief
Ko Phi Phi Don
It's the largest and comprises two large mountainous land masses connected by a narrow isthmus.
The island as a whole is lovely. But the sandbar-like isthmus is packed with bars, eateries, dive centers, and tourist shops - hardly a vision of paradise.
Ko Phi Phi Leh
The second largest island is famous for its beautifully seascaped Maya Bay.
Chief tourism appeals The top three Phi Phi draws a
The top three Phi Phi draws are snorkeling, diving, and sea kayaking.
Its beach and bay (see photo) was a primary shooting location of 2000 movie "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This film made Maya Bay known around the globe as a paradise to visit. Unfortunately, due to this popularity, the site's tranquility is shattered from 9am to 5pm by a bevy of tour boats laden with day trippers out of Phuket.
When to come
The best period is from January to April, the dry season. Monsoon rains occur in the May to October period..
Both of its major islands were severely damaged by that horrific tsunami. Nearly a thousand tourists and locals perished.
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