Ko Phi Phi is a small archipelago of six islands in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth, and attracts many tourists every day. This is a guide on everything you need to know about the Phi Phi islands!
When people talk about "Phi Phi" or the "Phi Phi islands" they are referring the group of islands, or quite often just referring to the main island Ko Phi Phi Don.
There is much more to see than just Ko Phi Phi Don though:
The whole area was destroyed by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. However nowadays it has been rebuilt and is extremely popular with tourists coming to Thailand.
There are good links (via boat) to Phi Phi from Phuket, Ao Nang, Rai Leh, Krabi Town, Ko Lanta etc.
Check out our guide on getting to Phi Phi from Phuket.
There are generally two options:
When you set foot on Phi Phi Don you have to pay 20 baht.
Phi Phi Don is the main island, and the largest. The whole island is beautiful and stunning, and no trip to Phi Phi is complete without checking it out!
Although it is uninhabited, Phi Phi Leh is defintely worth going to see. It is a national park, and full of beautiful views. If you've ever seen "The Beach" film then you'll recognise one of its bays (Maya Bay) as being the main location in that film.
After a short white in Phi Phi you are bound to see someone with some animals, who offer the chance of a photo and/or holding them (of course, you pay for this). Don't do this - they really exploit the animals and animal welfare isn't their top priority.
They get these animals (especially the baby ones) by poaching them, often killing the mother of the animal. They are often endanged animal, and should not be used like this. Also they are often drugged, so they appear more relaxed around human contact.
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