Comprising of two main
islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, these
islands are a part of the Hat Noppharat Thara-Ko
Phi Phi National Park.
Phi Don Island One of southern Thailand's
most popular tourist destinations, features sheer
limestone cliffs and sandy beaches. Anvil in shape,
the island covers a total area of 28sq km in
length and 3.5km at its broadest point. The neck
or handle of the island is where the majority of
the tourist accommodation and services are located,
and is the central point for boats to dock. An
uninhabited section of the island lies to the
west, and Cape Laem Tohng, on the northern tip, is
home to the Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsys. Diving at
Laem Tohng is excellent, as it is also at Hua Rah
Ket to the extreme south.
Phi Ley Island Eentirely comprised of
steep cliffs, with caves and a sea lake. It
features several beautiful bays ideal for
snorkeling, and on the northeast side, the famous Viking
Cave, which contains pre-historic
paintings. The island is also a popular site for
nesting swifts, and local people come there daily
to collect the nests used to make Bird's Nest Soup,
a Chinese delicacy.
To the north of Phi Phi Don lies Koh Yoong
Island featuring 2 small beaches and well
preseved coral gardens off shore.
Adjacent to Koh Yoong lies Koh Pai Island
with small swimming beaches on the north and east
side, and coral gardens off the south end.
About 53 islands are
included in this group, which form the southern
most district of Krabi Province.
Koh Lanta Yai
largest of the islands,it was known long ago by
its name in the Malay language, Pulao Satak, which
means Long Beach Island. The island is a favourite
spot for those who seek peace and solitude, and is
the home of the District and National Park offices.
Mountainous and rugged in some spots, especially
near the southern tip; with a combination of
gravelly and fine white sandy beaches, the island
is also home to a clan of Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsies
who preserve many of their ancient customs and
ceremonies. Some accomodation and services are
available, and the island is easily accessed by
ferry from Ban Hua Hin Pier in Tambon Koh Khlang;
Bor Muang Pier in Tambon Sai Kao; or Jao Fah Pier
in Krabi Town.
Koh Taleng Beng
Lies in the Lanta district and similar in shape to
Phi Phi Ley. Swallows also nest at this island
which at low tide features a small beach and
Mu Koh Hah
Still in the Lanta area, this is a group of 5
islands featuring coral gardens and good diving
Koh Ngai, Koh Rock
Nai and Koh Rock Nok
South of Lanta Island, these 3 islands are close
to Trang Province. Koh Ngai is
easily accessed via ferry from Pak Meng Beach,
others are accessed by hired boat and feature both
beaches and coral gardens.
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