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Lush green and clean Phi Phi Island of Thailand attracts thousands of visitors and tourist everyday
"Phi Phi Island is Thailand's is the most visited island through water transport which has also featured in a few movies. Many travellers come to Phuket just for touch down but the daytime is spent on beaches, sea stretches, lagoons and islands like Phi Phi," say Umesh and Harish, who are currently touring Thailand and have sent the pictures of the island from the yacht. They tell that Phi Phi is pronounced as pronounced "pee-pee" here which means grey mangrove or 'fiery' tree.

Phi Phi is a towering beauty which rises from the sea like a fortress. It is huge cliff like island that tower overhead when you see it from some distance. However, when the yacht or boat gets near it, one finds the enchanting beach-fronted lush green jungle inviting for laid-back leisure time.

Phi Phi Islands consist of two adjoining islands located near Phuket and Krabi. , Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don. The former is completely free of human inhabitants and the latter is without roads. Once you reach Phi Phi, there are no hassles.

According to archaeologists and guides, these islands were inhabited by one of the oldest communities in Thailand, dating back to the prehistoric period.

The islands clean beaches and clear water of the sea. Moreover, the natural environment is protected by national park status by the government. The trash from the island is almost cleared every day.

Tourism on the islands exploded since the release of the movie 'The Beach' showing the stunning natural beauty of the islands. Several thousand tourists arrive on Phi Phi daily leaving behind tonnes of solid waste in a day. The tourists and visitors arriving on the island pay a 20-baht fee for keeping the place clean.

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