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Koh phi phi, Thailand: The most coveted tropical island of Southeast Asia


Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Thailand 🇹🇭


Koh Phi Phi, an island off Thailand’s Andaman Coast, is most famous for being the setting of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Beach. Most people come to the Phi Phi islands expecting a pristine island paradise to enjoy clear turquoise water as shown on this photo. So much beauty in these landscapes will inspire any photographer looking for spectacular shots.

It is one of the most popular islands of Thailand which welcomes more than one million tourists per year. The Phi Phi Islands consist of two islands: Koh Phi Phi Don and Koh Phi Phi Leh.“Phi Phi” is pronounced “pee pee.” which is ironic, as the stressed sewage system means the island often smells like Koh Poo Poo! The island was enormously damaged in the 2004 tsunami, where approximately 4,000 people on the island lost their lives. Roughly 70% of the island’s infrastructure was destroyed.

Maya Bay, the popular cove of Thailand's most coveted tropical island recently reopened to tourists on the 1st of January 2022 after a three year shutdown to restore the white sand and marine life of the beach that had been soiled by the excessive amount of tourists visiting the island.

Ever since Leonardo De Caprio made teenage girls’ hearts pound when he walked out of the sea in Maya Bay, the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi has been one of the most over visited spots in Southeast Asia.

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