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Monday, December 24, 2012

Iconic Viewpoint of Ko Phi Phi

Nearly everyone who goes to Ko Phi Phi visits this scenic location situated on the top of its mountains. This place enjoys cult like status as most of the sign boards on the island lead to this place, which is also the Tsunami evacuation site on Ko Phi Phi.

Enjoying the view from Ko Phi Phi view point
The view point is actually not one view point but 2 view points, one situated higher than the other. The 1st view point is situated say about 30 minutes from the main market area of Ko Phi Phi. The first 10 minutes is a easy walk and then the stairs begin near the Harmony House. From here, the climb is steep and one might need a short break or two to catch their breath.

Lovely view of the Ton Sai and the Loh Dalum bays from Ko Phi Phi view point 2
It is close to the first view point where you will be asked to pay a entry fee of 20 baht per person to help maintain the place. From this entrance point to the view point, the entire pathway is beautifully landscaped with gardens and flowering plants. There is a small restaurant close to the view point where you can get water and some snacks.

The Stunning Ko Phi Phi Islands
At the first view point, you see the Loh Dalum bay, the Ton Sai bay, the beautifully green limestone hills of Phi Phi and the open ocean. From here, the walk to the second view point is another 5-10 minutes through tropical trees. Here the view is even better and there are rocks where one can sit for hours together.

View of Loh Dalum Bay and Ton Sai Bay from Ko Phi Phi view point 1
A slightly larger restaurant is present here and which provides a lot of food and drink options. One can plan to visit the second view point at any time of the day, though the ideal times are sunrise and sunset. The view from here is the same as from View point 1, but from a much higher vantage point. Do carry at least a bottle of water with you irrespective of the time of the day.



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