The beautiful tropical
islands, together with the nearby Noppharatthara Beach
have 390 Sq. km area and belong to Krabi province.
The islands and coastal hills are mostly composed of lime
stone and are extension of the limestone mountain range in
Phang-nga province. Some of the characteristics of such
mountains and islands are their step cliffs, large caves
and dwarf trees growing out of the crevices in the rocks,
like those in Phang-nga Bay.
At least 23 species of birds have been recorded in park
area, including frigate birds, sea eagles, fly catchers,
magpie robins, swallows, sterling and various species of
gulls and pigeons. Colorful coral and exotic fishes of
many different colors and shapes are visible here. Large
fishes as blue marlin are occasionally caught.
The island group is composed of two rocky, tree-covered
islets, "Phi Phi Don" and "Phi Phi
Le". The former, the larger of two which lies in
North. is well known for its fine beaches and coral
formations around the island and is provided with
assortment of accommodation facilities along Ton Sai Bay
and Lodalam Bay and at Northern end of the island.
Abut 2 km to South is Phi Phi Le. Contrary to Phi Phi Don,
this islet is uninhabited, not only because this is
banned, but also because there is no beach around it. Its
main point of interest is a large cave about 3.2 Sq, km in
size , known as "Viking Cave". It has numerous
drawings on the walls resembles Viking ship. It has a ceiling
about 10 to 15 m high, which contains many ledges
inhabited by thousands of swallows. See around the island
is deep and Southern part is full of coral formations and
so is favorite diving spot.