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Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi

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Phi Phi Islands in Krabi from the Phi Phi Viewpoint
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A bird's eye view of the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi will give you a clear idea of the geographical feature of the island. Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is the biggest of the two islands, the smaller being Koh Phi Phi Ley (Le).

The Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is the one which shows the presence of inhabitants while the smaller one is devoid of any. Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi boasts and mesmerizes the tourists with its natural beauty and lush greenery. Primarily made out of limestone tracts, the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi actually consists of two rock masses which give the island a feel of two islands rather than one. But a white strip of white sand bridges the gap and makes the Phi Phi Don Island a total entity. Development has been slow after the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi was hit by one of the worst natural calamities, the 2004 tsunami. However the southern beach of the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi named Ao Tan Sai is more developed, the northern beach Ao Lo Dalam shows rough patches of development. On the contrary, the eastern beaches of the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi, Koh Nai, showcases rapid development with some decent restaurants and posh bungalows being put up in the area.

The Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi makes for one of the hot tourist stops while visiting the province. A must visit place on the tourist map, the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is the first and foremost choice of overseas visitors from Japan, Europe and other South East Asian nations. A local favorite and crowded by the native people in large numbers, the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi makes for a great place for spending a day or two in tranquility. One thing that is a must visit while holidaying in Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is the tsunami memorial dedicated to the victims on the Lohdalum Bay. The remoteness of the island heightens the charm and the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi can only be accessed by a boat ride either from the Krabi town or from Phuket.

A number of villages have grown around the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi and the livelihood is generated mainly from fishing. The known ones are Laem Tong, Ban Laem Tong, Hat Yao and Ban Tonsai. However in recent times, adventure tourism and water sports have resulted in the popularity of the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi further among the visitors. The Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is a natural home to the diverse flora and fauna of the country. Designated as "marine reserve", the legendary charm of the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi is lost to some extent. However a clear winner over all adversities, the Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi remains to be one of the outstanding holiday destinations to be escaped to and explored in leisure.


Last Updated: 20 May 2008


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