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The setting for the movie The Beach, this idyllic bay on Phi Phi island can be packed with tourists and speedboats during the day in the dry season, but a small trail leads uphill from the beach, and there I met no-one.
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I am an Australian expat living in the hills of Mae Hong Son province Thailand (please visit cavelodge.com). I photograph almost everything, above and below ground.
lovely JohnI visited it a couple years ago and want to return to that area againwe go in “off-season” to avoid the crowds and put up with monsoons sometimes
The whole Andaman coastline from Phuket to Malaysia is very beautiful, and there are plenty of places like this that are a lot less famous and popular. I visit every few years or so…the first time i slept on the beach in Phuket, because there were no bungalows at all, but that was a very long time ago…
– John Spies
Wow! What a stunning spot! Very beautiful John :)
The half submerged limestone towers in the Adaman sea make this area very special, thanks Shelly
Great shot John, sorry the movie overwhelmed this beautiful place with so many tourists. THE BEACH is a favorite movie of mine not just because it was a fine production with fine actors but because it reminded me of TAYLOR CAMP (sans Sharks) and the idyllic Hippie lifestyle of the 60s / 70s on Kauai’s Na Pali Coast.I have enjoyed your entire gallery of very interesting photography and thanks for visiting and commenting on my KALALAU VALLEY.
Thanks Kevin, would love to visit Hawaii some day. The Beach was an under-rated movie, well directed and the beach scenes were stunning. The place is still amazing, even after the movie and tsunami, but best in the early morning if possible.
Beautiful country, and lovely beach.
The Andaman sea coast is astonishingly beautiful
your shots are amazing..thanks for sharing :)
Thanks for looking, appreciate it.
Absolutely beautiful, wish I could tele-port there :-))
Safer by plane. Take a holiday (best from Nov-Apr)….
Fabulous..yes my neices favourite spot in the world.. she talked about this place..wow it’s gorgeous!
and was it affected by a tsunami..?
The Phi Phi Island group was affected and many lives lost but this spot has no people so it survived with little damage.
What an amazing sight John and those rocks, wow!! :O)