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The Phi Phi Islands of Thailand

Thailand's Phi Phi Islands — Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi Phi Leh — sit off the Andaman Coast, offshore from the town of Krabi. This area was hit hard by the devastating 2004 tsunami, but tourists have returned to this breath-taking mix of jungle and translucent water. L.A. Times staff photographer Wally Skalij captured the spirit of island life while vacationing there last year. For more photo galleries, visit our photography page.

Water: Ko Phi Phi Don

Earth: Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh

Water: Low tide on Ko Phi Phi Don

Earth: Deep jungle on Ko Phi Phi Don

Water and earth: Small islands surround the Phi Phi Islands

Water: A water taxi on Laem Ton Beach, Ko Phi Phi Don

Earth: Monkey Beach on Ko Phi Phi Don

Water: Flowers on water on Phi Phi Don

Earth: Sunset on Ko Phi Phi Don

Water: A beach view from Ko Phi Phi Don


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