Koh Phi Phi & Other Andaman Sea Islands- share your photos of the paradise islands

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    Pronounced “ko pee pee” is the popular name used for Phi Phi Don, the largest & only inhabited island in the group of 6 which bear its name. The islands became part of a protected National Maritime Park in 1983 thus ensuring that the fragile balance of the regional ecological systems are kept in check. Widely recognized as being one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the world, this southern Thai paradise lies some 50 kilometers south-east of Phuket in the Andaman Sea, with the only access to the islands being by a two hour boat journey.

    The islands came to worldwide prominence when Ko Phi Phi Leh was used as a location for the 2000 British-American film The Beach. This attracted criticism, with claims that the film company had damaged the island's environment, an accusation the film's makers contest. The film's release was attributed to an increase in tourism to the islands. Phi Phi Leh also houses the 'Viking Cave', from which there is a thriving bird's nest soup industry.

    Ko Phi Phi was devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004, when nearly all of the island's infrastructure was destroyed. As of 2010 most, but not all, of this has been restored.

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    Getting geared up for snorkling by Maya Bay where "The Beach" was filmed
     
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    looks very similar to the islands off the coast of Langkawi

    I will stay in Rawai on Phuket and would really like to visit Ko Pee Pee if I find others willing join me.

    Do you know where the tours for Phi Phi depart from on Phuket?
     
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    I've never been to Langkawi, but Rawai is very nice ... see photos on the Phuket thread.

    Many great day-long tours by express boat (ferry-like) to Phi Phi Island from Phuket's east coast docks at Rassada that include: hotel pickup and drop off, snorkeling at Maya Bay, feeding fish and monkeys at Ao Ling, lunch and exploring Phi Phi on your own, etc. all for $40/person (by speedboat is more expensive).
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    If you want to go on your own, ferry services connect from RassadaPort in PhuketTown to Ko Phi Phi (and on to Krabi on the mainland) twice a day, taking 90 minutes and costing $12/$22 one-way/return, for each leg. It's usually a pleasant ride, but can be rather bumpy when it's windy.
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    Excellent visual treat and slow pace beauty in this "home-made" video production. Truly Thailand ... simple, relaxed, and mai pin rai ... felt like it was a beautiful easy-going dream. Thank you bill2p!

    Koh Jum, between Krabi & Ko Lanta​
     
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    And a sight not very commonly seen; empty Maya Bay:

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    Koh Phi Phi. By: BettyInJapan
     
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    The Fruit Vendor - Koh Phi Phi. Photo by: Omri Suissa
     
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    Ao Nang, Krabi
     
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    Maya Bay Along With Limestone Cliffs at Koh Phi Phi Ley
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    Rock climbers at Ao Ling​
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    Amazing clip ... if capable, watch it in full screen!​
     
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    The 1000 sq. meter infinity edge pool at Rawi Warin looks as if the water is fading into the ocean, with only little beach umbrellas poking above the water line to let you know that it doesn’t go on forever. The illusion is compelling and gorgeous. As if that weren’t enough, Rawi Warin also has Asia’s first ocean swimming pool, extending 100 meters into the water and allowing you to swim with the fishes in an entirely literal way.
     
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    Koh Phi Phi to Phuket boat sinks ...
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    Scott Mackenzie (@Scottrick), the blogger at Hack my Trip, just published his trip report with great photos about his honeymoon at Koh Phi Phi: Honeymoon Trip Report: Day Trip to Phi Phi Islands
    Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Mackenzie! :)
     
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    Phi Phi in pictures:
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    Now!!! :eek: :mad:
     
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    Currently in Thailand & the stories we've been reading about the Chinese crowds are very much true ... :eek:

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    So glad I was able to see it "then"
     
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