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Marine National Parks

Had Nopparat - Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park

Koh Phi Phi islands are located south-east of Phuket island in the Andaman Sea. Had Nopparat (Nopparat beach) lies on the land 18 km north-west of Krabi town. The park covers 390 square kilometres of land and sea areas.

The coastal part comprises of steep limestone mountains with low shrubs thriving in cracks. Evergreen forest covers more than 40% of the land area. Limestone mountains with exposed ground surfaces do not match the nature of forest, and thus forest here are not fertile. Mangrove forest, coconut groves and bamboo are found in the park.

Basically the weather is hot and humid. South-west monsoon comes in May to October. It brings storms and heavy rains. The best time to visit is during January to April.

Accommodations and facilities
There are planty of accommodation ranging from budget to first class, available on Pi Pi Don island.

How to get there
From Krabi town take Nai Muang - Nai Sa road for around 18 km to Had Nopparat beach. There are ferry boats from Krabi town, Phra Nang bay and Phuket to Koh Phi Phi islands.

Due to heavy tourism operations the Phi Phi islands have seen (2000 - 2004) lot of environmental damages including garbage problems. Public and government are trying to find ways to solve the problems.

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