Local People of Phi Phi
Culture, Koh Phi Phi
Phi Phi Don is home to many Sea Gypsies. As were their ancestors, the local people of Phi Phi Don are in their element by the sea and have temporary homes made of driftwood according to the season.
The families who live on Phi Phi Don Island came from Koh Yai to the north of Phi Phi Island in the Phang Nga Bay, and from Koh Lanta and Krabi province. During high season, they form communities on the west coast in Loh Dalum Bay. During low season, they move to the east, seeking shelter from the occasional westerly winds.
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2011