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Pattaya City Thailand, Phi Phi Islands are located at an equal distance from 
					both Krabi and Phuket

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Phi Phi Islands

Mu Ko Phi Phi Phi Phi Islands are located at an equal distance from both Krabi and Phuket, about 40 kilometres. Made up of six small and large isles, the main features are sheer limestone cliff and rock. Some offer beautiful beaches and coral reefs. The best time for a visit is between November and April. Ko Phi Phi Don covers an area of 28 square kilometres. Laem Tong in the north offers beautiful marine nature. Diving can be done as well at Laem Hua Raket, Hat Yao and Hin Phae. A number of accommodations are available at Ao Ton Sai , and Ao Lo Da Lam .
Ko Phi Phi Le is a lovely island that covers an area of only 6.6 square kilometres. It is surrounded by limestone mountains and high hills with jutting cliffs. The sea is 20 metres deep and the deepest point in the south of the island is around 34 metres. Ko Phi Phi Le offers superb scenic bays such as Ao Pi Le, Ao Maya, and Ao Lo Sa Ma. In the northeast of the island is a large cave called Tham Viking. The cave was renamed "Tham Phaya Nak" or Serpent Cave by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej because of a stone resembling the mythical creature, which His Majesty saw when he paid a visit here in 1972. The cave is considered sacred to locals who come here to collect swallow nests. Inside the eastern and southern parts of the cave are ancient colour paintings of elephants and various types of boats, including an Arabian sailboat, a European sailboat, a sampan, a Chinese junk, and a steamboat. It is believed the paintings were the works of sea merchants or pirates because the study of west-to-east ship routes indicates that this area may have been a stopover for boats seeking shelter from storms, transferring cargo or making repairs.
Ko Yung is north of Ko Phi Phi Don. The island has a stone beach in the east and small sandy beaches amid valleys. It is teeming with various kinds of colourful coral reefs Ko Phai is north of Ko Phi Phi Don and not far from Ko Yung. Marvellous beaches are in the north and east of the island. The bank of coral reefs with antler corals, in particular, stretches from north to south of the island. The best time to visit Phi Phi Island is during the monsoon-free season, which is from November to April.
How to get to Ko Phi Phi
Ferries depart from Chao Fa Pier in Krabi town at 10 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The 2 hour trip costs 150 baht per person. On return, the ferries leave Ko Phi Phi at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. A one-day trip on a speedboat is available at Ao Nang. The trip starts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 0-7563-7152-3 for more information.
 
Andaman Wave Master Co., Ltd. operates boat services, departing Chao Fa Pier at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The fare is 200 baht per person. Call 0-7563-0471 (Krabi Office) or 0-2281-1463-5 (Bangkok Office).
On arrival to Ko Phi Phi Don, trips to the surrounding islands can be made in a long-tail boat. Visitors travelling from Phuket can contact tour operators who organise a one-day trip to Ko Phi Phi. see also phi phi islands
Pattaya City Thailand, Phi Phi Islands are located at an equal distance from 
					both Krabi and Phuket


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