Phi Phi Island
The Phi Phi Islands are a group of six small islands, which is politically a territory of Thailand, situated near Phuket Island. The biggest island in the group is Phi Phi Don. It is inhabited by about 3000 people. In view of the tourist activity, facilities such as lodges, restaurants, shops and ATMs have sprouted here. Next comes the Phi Phi Lee, which is responsible for the bringing the archipelago on the tourism map. While it bustles with visitors all day, only a few caretakers remain at night because there are no facilities to stay, except in tents. It has two bays, one of which is too shallow for boats to arrive. Visitors take a guided tour through its forest to reach the beautiful Maya beach. It is also important from the point of view of another industry- that of exotic foods. It houses the Viking Cave where swift-birds make their nests, not with twigs, but with their own saliva. Being rich in minerals, these organic structures have turned out to be nutritious for human beings and are used for making soups. Other islands in the group are Mai Phai, Yung, Bida Nok and Bida Nai.