The best viewing platforms on Phi Phi Island are viewpoints 1, 2 and 3

Landscapes that open to tourists on theseThe viewing platforms are the same business card of Phi Phi Don, as photographs of the charming bay of May Bay on Phi Phi Le. These are not the only viewpoints on Phi Phi Don. According to Google Maps, Maps Me or Osmond, there are many viewpoints on the island, but their quality leaves much to be desired. I selectively visited two points with MapsMe and made sure that the first is just a hill surrounded by a forest, from which “so-so” can see something, and I couldn’t find the second at all. So I will tell you about the 3 main popular viewpoints that are on the same side of the mountain and you can visit all three at once, within a few hours. Another question is whether this is necessary, and I will answer it, but first look at the pictures and my personal impressions.

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Phi Phi viewing platforms

Viewpoints have numbers 1,2,3 and they are locatednear Phi Phi Town. Rising here makes sense both during the day and at sunset. During the day, there will be a great view of Phi Phi Town and the beaches on both sides of the isthmus: Tong Sai and Lo Dalum. And during the sunset you will be able to observe the beautiful sky because all the viewing points are facing west. True, the sun sets not in the sea, but over the mountain, but the sunsets from it do not become less colorful and exciting.

There are two paths to the viewing rooms: a short, but constantly uphill, concrete staircase, and a gentle dirt road, but three times longer. If the goal in itself is to visit all three points, then it is better to go from the first (lower) to the third (on the top). The beginning of the short road - on the beach Lo Da Lum, where you will find a bunch of pointers that will not let you get lost.

Viewpoint 3 (Trine Jungle House)

I walked both ways, but like all real heroes,for the climb, I chose a detour and walked along a long road - it was interesting to see what kind of hiking there expects tourists. And I went through all the viewpoints from top to bottom, after which I went down to Phi Phi Town along a short road. That is why I have pictures on the third viewpoint during the day, and on the first - only sunset. And that is why I decided to lay them out not in the order of numbers, but in the order of the visit.

Viewpoint-3 is located next to the radio tower andis a terrace with panoramic views. Despite the fact that Viewpoint-3 is above the rest, due to the high tops of the trees, the view from it opens to an average. That is a lot of sky, a beautiful horizon, but heavily trimmed bottom, where instead of the sea you get curly jungle tops. I repeat: the plus of this point is that, unlike the lower viewing platforms, on Viewpoint-3 there is almost a panoramic view.

Here you can fully eat Thai cuisine. The price tag in the cafe is too high compared to the island prices, but no one is pursuing people with their drinks, although we must pay tribute - the entrance to the viewing room is free, and to buy at least a jar of cola from them is humanly correct. There is a canopy with swings, adjacent to the main building of the bar, and there is a lot of open space at the site itself, so it is better to hide from the sun under the shade of a tree. If you have forgotten to buy water or it has run out of you - buy in white plastic bottles - it is the most delicious.

Left turn on 2 and 1 viewpoint, pass by on the 3rd

Left turn on 2 and 1 viewpoint, pass by on the 3rd

Phi Phi Viewpoint 3 Trine Jungle House

Phi Phi Viewpoint 3 Trine Jungle House

Viewpoint 2 (Phi Phi Viewpoint)

On the second viewpoint you can get downalong the path from the third - just follow the signs, it's impossible to get confused there. At the end of the trail you find a very beautiful place and a big pile of stones - this is Viewpoint 2. The bottom does not look so hot as fantastic, but if you climb these stones (the path is located on the left to go around) you are speechless - a magnificent landscape from pirates films and a treasure island. Towards sunset, a large number of people gather here and all the stones are occupied, so it is better to come an hour early and get to the best places. But I immediately warn you - it will be a hot hour.

Because of the crowds do not always workkayfanut from viewpoint, as it could be, get you to this place alone. Moreover, the majority of the public are young people, with blurred boundaries of their personal space. They talk loudly, shockingly, bring with them portable bubnuli players with shitty tracks and turn them on louder at sunset. The Chinese make noises louder than young people and bubunil, constantly jumping and moving along the rocks, in general - my life hacking is for you: carry with you one and a half water and headphones. With this set you will get maximum comfort on the second viewpoint, which I boldly call the best of the three.

We knock down to the pointer, passing along the path, we will see a sign about a paid entrance.

We knock down to the pointer, passing along the path, we will see a sign about a paid entrance.

Phi Phi observation deck number 2

Phi Phi observation deck number 2

This is the main viewing platform on Phi Phi.

This is the main viewing platform on Phi Phi.

Sunset on Phi Phi observation deck number 2

Sunset on Phi Phi observation deck number 2

Viewpoint 1 (I love Phi Phi)

The long road to the first viewpoint through the jungle is notinteresting: just a concrete road that slowly climbs up the mountain, then goes into the primer, and you walk for a long time through the jungle. This is how I walked. Therefore, if the third viewpoint is not needed, then it is better not to go along the long path.

People say that you can see in the junglepacks of monkeys, but they don’t come close, well, I don’t meet them at all. And in the depths of the jungle, in the middle of the mountain, you come across a fork in which you will have to go down to the viewpoint, which is pointless - you will get faster and easier in a short way.

A short way along the concrete stairs: you walk past cafes, hotels and look for stairs to the top. Landmark can serve Papaya Phi Phi Resort (look at the link where it is located), then go up the stairs until you reach the plate on the paid entrance.

The territory of the observation deck №1 is beautifulhe was ennobled, the landscape master obviously worked: mowed lawn, beautifully laid out stones, the huge letters of which make up the phrase “I love Phi Phi”, some other figures - in short, everything is very civilized. Mini-park as Thais like to do. A nice corner for selfie. From the lower viewpoint, the view is still not sufficiently spectacular, so I strongly recommend climbing to the second.

I go down from the second lookout to the first

I go down from the second lookout to the first

Phi Phi Islands Observation Point No. 1

Phi Phi Islands Observation Point No. 1

Phi Phi Viewpoint 1

Phi Phi Viewpoint 1

Coming down the concrete stairs, turning back.

Coming down the concrete stairs, turning back.

Information to visit

Viewpoint 3 is free, because therethe venue is just inside the bar and the prices for drinks already include your presence, as you understand - everything is expensive. At Viewpoint-1 and Viewpoint-2, the entrance costs 30 baht, they are located on the territory of Phi Phi Banana Resort (I will not recommend it - a gadyushnik with bedbugs). Near each of the viewpoints there is a cafe with drinks and places for collecting garbage, to this they are treated very carefully and threaten with considerable fines for the pigsty. On Viewpoint-3, Thai food is still being cooked, and alcohol is prohibited at all three points - such as Muslim territory, “haram” - there are signs that warn you that there will be a fine for booze.

Ascent along the short path to Viewpoint-1 takes5-10 minutes, the same amount before it leaves to Viewpoint-2 and the same number to Viewpoint-3. This is if you do not stop and do not rest. From the very bottom to Viewpoint-3 can be reached in half an hour. If you stop, then longer. It takes a long way to Viewpoint 2 in half an hour. Prior to Viewpoint-3 you will reach 35-40 minutes maximum. Consider such a moment that on the long road in the jungle there are many paths and the pointers to them closer to the viewpoints start to get confused. On the fingers it is possible to explain for a long time where and how exactly to go, but better look at the map below, all the tracks are drawn there and it will be much clearer to you.

Summarizing my visitation experience, I can confidentlysay, the best view - on the second, is his advantage. The disadvantages of the second viewpoint are crowded, reaching the point of absurdity. On the first and third viewing platforms look worse, but more comfort and significantly fewer people. It is easier to go up to the first one and after sunset you have time to return before daylight, you go down from the second one at dusk, and the third one is to leave after sunset the most difficult thing is too dark.

On the map

Phi Phi Don Viewpoints

Viewpoint 1 (I love Phi Phi):
Viewpoint 2 (Top View):
Viewpoint 3 (Trine Jungle House):
Viewpoint NoName:
Main fork:
Beginning of a long journey to viewpoints:
Rotate to viewpoints:
Start of the short road to viewpoints:

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