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Mu Ko Phi Phi (Phi-Phi Islands) 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 April. Attractive isles in the group include Koh Phi Phi Don 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. The Phi Phi Islands (Thai: หมู่เกาะพีพี) are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. Phi Phi Don, the larger and principal of the two Phi Phi islands. Ko Phi Phi Don ko (Thai: เกาะ meaning "island" in the Thai language) is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent inhabitants, although the beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Lee (or Ko Phi Phi Leh are visited by many people as well. There are no accommodation facilities on this island, but it is just a short boat ride from Ko Phi Phi Don. The rest of the islands in the group, including Bida Nok, Bida Noi, and Bamboo Island, are not much more than large limestone rocks jutting out of the sea. Phi Phi Don was initially populated by Muslim fishermen during the late 1940s, and later became a coconut plantation. The Thai population of Phi Phi Don remains more than 80% Muslim. Ko Phi Phi Leh was the backdrop for the 2000 movie The Beach. Phi Phi Leh also houses the 'Viking Cave', from which there is a thriving bird's nest soup industry. There was criticism during filming of 'The Beach' that the permission granted to the film company to physically alter the environment inside Phi Phi Islands National Park was illegal. [1]
Following the release of The Beach, tourism on Phi Phi Don increased dramatically, and with it the population of the island. Many buildings were constructed without planning permission.[citation needed] Mu Ko Phi Phi (Phi-Phi Islands) 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 April. Attractive isles in the group include Koh Phi Phi Don 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. The Phi Phi Islands Thai: หมู่เกาะพีพี are located in Thailand, between the large island of Phuket and the western Andaman Sea coast of the mainland. Phi Phi Don, the larger and principal of the two Phi Phi islands. Ko Phi Phi Don ko (Thai: เกาะ meaning "island" in the Thai language) is the largest island of the group, and is the only island with permanent inhabitants, although the beaches of the second largest island, Ko Phi Phi Lee or Ko Phi Phi

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