How many people died on Koh Phi Phi?

How many people died on Koh Phi Phi?

Around 4,000 people are believed to have died on Phi Phi, though the numbers will never be known. It was here that three of the four Irish victims of the tsunami died.

What does Phi Phi mean in Thai?

It is believed that this province may have taken its name from Krabi, which means ‘sword’. This may come from a legend that an ancient sword was unearthed prior to the city’s founding. The name Phi Phi (pronounced “phi-phi”) originates from Malay.

Is Koh Phi Phi safe?

Getting to Koh Phi Phi by Air If you want to fly to Koh Phi Phi, I recommend flying into either Krabi or Phuket. If you’re coming from outside Southeast Asia, there are tons of cheap connecting flights from Bangkok.

Why is Phi Phi island famous?

Phi Phi Island is a collection of six Islands located on the West coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The Island is probably most famous for the Leonardo Di Caprio movie “The Beach”, which was set in the stunning Maya Bay located on the uninhabited Phi Phi Leh which is the second largest of the Islands.

Does Phi Phi Island have an airport?

Flights To Koh Phi Phi. There is no airport on Koh Phi Phi. The nearest airports are Krabi Airport and Phuket Airport. You will then need to get transport from the airport to the pier and a ferry from the pier to Koh Phi Phi.

Are there snakes on Phi Phi Island?

When you think of dangerous islands, you might think of earthquake-prone and poverty-stricken Haiti. Or maybe it’s Australia, with its deadly spiders and snakes. Ko Phi Phi is one of Thailand’s most famous islands. It’s one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country and is where the movie The Beach was filmed.

Is Koh Phi Phi a party island?

Partying in Koh Phi Phi Phi Phi is a party lovers paradise. Every night there are parties in Phi Phi and there are even a lot during the day with popular pool parties on certain days of the week.

Are there snakes on Koh Phi Phi?

Snakes are not a common sight for most tourists in Thailand, but they exist. The six to ten foot snakes I encountered on Koh Tao and Koh Phi Phi mostly menaced local cats and puppies.

Why is May Bay closed?

Unfortunately, more than 80% of the coral around Maya Bay has been destroyed, as well the plants which cover it. It is impossible for recovery to occur in the allotted time of 4 months. May bay remain closed until its natural resources return to normal.

Why is Maya Bay so popular?

Maya Bay is just one of dozens of idyllic beaches in Thailand. But it has become world-famous as the place where the 2000 film “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was shot. Tourists flocked to the bay after the film’s release — at the cost of the marine environment.