are located at an equal distance
from both Krabi and Phuket, about 40 kms. Made up of six
small and large isles, the main features are sheer limestone
cliff and rock. Some offer beautiful beach and coral
reefs. The best time for a visit is between November and
is home to fishermen and Thai Moslems. Located about 2 kms
from Ko Phi Phi Le. This island has a total area of 28
sq.m. An outstanding attraction here is Ao Ton Sai, a vast
bay with a curving white sandy beach stretching to a mountain
range which reaches into the sea. The clear waters are
prefect for swimming. There is also a pier on the beach
where visitors can easily get on a get off a boat On the other
side, a fishing village is located at Laem Tong, an area
renowned for its underwater natural beauty. Coral reefs
can be found on both sides of the island.
Tourists who wish to dive or hire a boat are suggested to
contact tour operators on the island. Most are situated in
Ao Ton Sai area.
is a center of various water sports such as kayaking, banana
boats, swimming, sun bathing, etc. The beach is a
curve parallel with Ton Sai Beach. Sea is quite still
and not so deep. Accommodation are available along the
an island of steep cliffs, covers a total area of 6.6 sq.m.
A small bay called "Pi Le" reaches into a valley and gives a
lake-like scenery. This part of the sea is almost
encircled by steep cliffs. The waters are still, clear,
and deep. To the South of Pi Le, is a small bay which
hides in a fold of a steep rock. This is called "Lo Sa
Ma". Another attraction is Tham Viking, a huge, vast, and
airy cave which is home to a large number of swallows. On
the cave walls are ancient paintings of sailing sips similar to
those used by ancient Vikings. Near the entrance, there is
a spectacular collection of stalagmites and stalactites.
In 1972 Tham Viking was renamed Tham Phaya Nak or The Great
Serpent Cave by H.M. the king because of a serpent like rock
scenic coves on the island's western and South-eastern
shores, are favourite stops for day-tripping snorkelers.
Although once pristine, the corals at these coves have
been marred by bad anchoring and the beaches littered with
rubbish jettisoned by people on tour boats. In 1999, a
Hollywood film company spent about two months shooting
scenes for the motion picture "the Beach".
Ko Phi Phi can be reached by boat either from Krabi or Phuket.
In downtown Krabi tourists can take a boat at Chaofa pier.
The boat leaves for Ko Phi Phi daily. Boat tickets are
available at the pier or from travel agents in the town.
It takes about 2 and a half hours for the journey. The
fare is about 150 baht per person. Regular boats from Ao
Nang to Ko Phi Phi are also available.
Please contact TAT Krabi Office (Tel: (075)612740) for current