Ko Lipe

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Ko Lipe (Thai: เกาะหลีเป๊ะ) is an island off the Andaman Coast of Southern Thailand. It is in Satun Province, close to Langkawi Island (Malaysia), 67 km from Pak Bara. It is part of a large group of over 70 islands, and also part of a smaller cluster of islands called the Butang Islands or Adang Archipelago.
Ko Lipe is known for diving and snorkelling, and for beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere.
Ko Lipe enjoys a great reputation and is spoken of in almost reverential terms by travel writers and on web blogs. Why this is so is difficult to understand. The island is not particularly easy or inexpensive to get to. Worse, the island is in danger of becoming another Patong given the huge number of visitors it receives and the rampant development that has transformed its "Walking Street" — overrun with commercial vehicles — into a mini-Ao Nang. If you're looking for the real "Thailand", Ko Lipe is not the place to do it.


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