Koh Phi Phi Leh, Phi Phi Islands Overview

Ko Phi Phi Leh is an island of the Phi Phi Archipelago, known for its enormous vertical limestone cliffs capped with green foliage that give way to sandy beaches and coral seas. On this island, Loh Sama and Maya Bay offer turquoise blue, reef-ringed waters and snorkelling, diving and boating opportunities. The "Viking Cave" here is a thriving industry that sells edible bird nests harvested for soup within limestone caves.

Koh Phi Phi Leh Highlights

1. Maya Bay

Maya Bay
Maya Bay is an iconic location since it shot to fame in the movie 'The Beach' by Leonardo Di Caprio. Accessible only by boats and ferries, the crystal waters of the bay are great for swimming, snorkel (Read More)ing, and scuba diving. While until recently, the bay had been indefinitely shut off to visitors, tourists are now allowed to visit again in a controlled manner.

2. Viking Cave

Viking Cave
Viking Cave features a huge collection of bird nests used to make a traditional Chinese Soup. In addition, cave-dwelling birds, especially Black-Nest Swiftlets, secrete strands of saliva harvested dur (Read More)ing the breeding period. It also shelters ancient wall paintings of sailors and boats from the Scandinavian Drakkar Longship of the Vikings. However, the cave is closed to tourists and can only be seen from the boat.

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