Photos Southern Thailand Koh Phi Phi ~ My Trip Asia

12/12/2013

Photos Southern Thailand Koh Phi Phi


















Phi Phi Ley (or Koh Phi Phi Ley, Koh means "island" in Thai) is part of the archipelago of Phi Phi Island in the Andaman Sea. It depends Thailand and more specifically the province of Krabi.
It is, after Koh Phi Phi Don, the largest island of the archipelago. The island is completely uninhabited but known worldwide. The paradisiacal Maya Bay was the setting for many scenes in the movie The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio.
The island is famous for its lagoon lined with huge limestone cliffs, but also for "Sea Gypsies (Moken)" climbing the cliffs to reach the caves to tens of meters in height to collect nests swallow for Chinese cuisine.
Thousands of tourists flood its beaches and coves, and the ecosystem of the island is threatened. Despite these to manage and supervise the streaming National Guard, the island is not as wild and beautiful as it was is still a decade.