< ">Ko Phi Phi is made up of two islands, Phi Phi Don with its endless beaches and Phi Phi Le, a private enclosed area girdled by sheer cliffs. Previously (and still is) a temporary residence for sea gypsies, Ko Phi Phi has since turned into a favorite spot for diving lovers from all over the world. The coral reefs in the clear waters ensure a spectacular sighting and the colorful fishes swimming in their natural habitat is a sight to behold. Situated 48 km from Phuket and 42 km from Krabi, the island is only accessible by boats. Tours to Phi Phi Le is commonly done on board kayaks where tour guides would take you to the Viking Cave, which is rich with its prehistoric paintings of things resembling Viking longboats. Most tours would include a visit to the cliffs where swiflets' nests are harvested for bird's nest soup, a Chinese delicacy throughout Asia. Formally a quiet Muslim fishing village, Phi Phi Island now meets all touristy demands, including restaurants, diving schools, and hundreds of overpriced souvenir shops.