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Arriving near the Phi Phi Island Cabana Hotel

Kings Birthday National Holiday

Last Updated: 06 Nov 2012

Every December 5th Thailand celebrates the Kings Birthday as a National Holiday. If the 5th December birthday falls on a weekend then the day off for workers will be on the following Monday. However, on the key tourist island of Koh Phi Phi, all services are normal with the exception of the... read more.

Superb View of the Phi Phi Don Cliffs from Phi Phi Viewpoint

Chulalongkorn Day on Koh Phi Phi

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2012

Chulalongkorn Day is the National Holiday taken by all Thais to celebrate one of Thailand's most revered Kings. On this day, the 23rd of October, banks and non-essential government institutions take the day off work to reflect on one of their countries most significant figures in the modern... read more.

Bucket drink on Phi Phi Island

The Easy Life

Last Updated: 01 Mar 2012

The Lifestyle on Phi Phi Island the and Phi Phi island culture go hand in hand. A relaxing view on life is perhaps one of the reasons tourists are drawn to the Phi Phi island culture. Year after year, visitors come to enjoy in the sun, the breathtaking views, and the lifestyle on Phi Phi Is... read more.

Phi Phi Island New Year

Last Updated: 01 Mar 2012

The New Year holiday on Phi Phi Island is celebrated on April 14th through the 15th every year. Known as Songkran, it is marked by the people of Phi Phi Island roaming about celebrating -- throwing water from bowls, water guns and hoses - dousing everyone in their path. The foods that are served at traditional ... read more.

Local People Of Phi Phi Island

People of Phi Phi

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Phi Phi Island residents have only been living on the tropical island for about 60 years. It is amazing to think that such a beautiful island has such a recent settlement history. Even so, Phi Phi Island culture is rich with tradition and heritage unmatched by other societies.... read more.

Loy Krathong

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Loy Krathong is one of Thailand's most illustrious festivals. It is celebrated all over the country, and the Phi Phi Islands are no exception. Every November, on the night of the full moon, Phi Phi Island's waterways (and swimming pools) are transformed into a spectacular mystical experience with thousands of l... read more.

Transporting goods by local longtail boat to Phi Phi

Local People and Their Culture

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Phi Phi Island is the home of Sea Gypsies. Like their ancestors, the local people of Phi Phi Island make their living by fishing and from tourists who flock to Phi Phi Island to experience the magnificence of their environment and their culture.... read more.

Phi Phi Island as seen in July 2008

History of Phi Phi

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Like many other settlements, the Phi Phi Island history is quite fascinating. Phi Phi Island is broken up into two main islands: Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. Most of the history comes from Phi Phi Don, but there is some to mention about Phi Phi Leh as well. Most of the Phi Phi Island histor... read more.

Local People Of Phi Phi Island

The Phi Phi Island People

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

There have always been sea gypsies coming to Phi Phi Don for as long as records have been kept. These ancient people are at home with the sea and make temporary homes as the seasons change. In high season they often make a community on the west coast in Loh Dalum Bay out of drift wood. In t... read more.

Sexy Virginie Ledoyen on The Beach in Phi Phi's Maya Bay

The Beach

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Tag: camping
The production team for "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio, landed on Phi Phi Le Island in Thailand late 1998. The producer of "The Beach", Andrew Macdonald, chose the Phi Phi Islands because of the breath-taking limestone cliffs that surround the beach like a fortress. This seemingly p... read more.

Presenter at the Phi Phi Islands Hotel Sports Day 2008

Thai Holidays dates

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

The following are days when the banks close. Note you can change money on Phi Phi Island every day of the year. Phi Phi Island doesn't close on these days but it is smart not to plan ato do anything involving the government offices as they are probably shut or working with a skeleton crew.... read more.

The best beach in the world, Maya Bay Photo Phi Phi Island

Thai Festivals

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Most of the islands inhabitants are Muslim and so their local customers and festivals are not experienced by the tourists to the island. However the local school does a parade every term to high light the importance of keeping Phi Phi island clean.... read more.

School on Phi Phi Island

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

During the Tsunami that took place in South Asia in 2004, a tiny island know as Phi Phi suffered a great loss - the school on Phi Phi Island was destroyed. As a focal point of the village community it tool time before education could start again.... read more.

Phi Phi police and crime

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Phi Phi Island is a tropical paradise that visitors love for many reasons including being able to enjoy their holiday without fear of crime. Phi Phi Island has little crime. Most of the local inhabitants know each other and crime is generally limited to petty theft.... read more.

Phi Phi Island Mosque

Phi Phi Island Mosque

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2012

Tag: education
The Phi Phi Island mosque is a place of worship where most of the local Phi A Phi population and other Muslims go to pray together. As recently as 60 some years ago, there were no humans on Phi Phi Island. The only visitors were known as Sea Gypsies. In 1950, the first settlers arrived from... read more.