Where is Ko Lipe Located?
Koh Lipe (Thai: เกาะหลีเป๊ะ) is a small island in the Andaman sea in the extreme South-West of Thailand to the Strait of Malacca. It is located near the border with Malaysia and in its longest dimensions is about 3 to 1.8 kilometers in size. Located in the Adang archipelago, it belongs to Satun province. Originally war Koh Lipe, as well as the two much larger northern islands of Koh Adang and Koh Rawi, part of the Tarutao National Marine Park.
What Country is Ko Lipe in?
King Rama V (1853-1910) gave Koh Lipe as a residence to a people of sea nomads, the Urak Lawoi (translated: people from the sea), who, coming from Taiwan, spread westward through the Philippines to Malaysia and Thailand.
In the 1970s, these former Sea Nomads, also called Chao Leh (translated: people of the sea) by the Thais, sold the land to Thai contractors. In the 80s, the island was still a real insider tip away from mass tourism. Today, however, the once charming Chow Lair village resembles a huge complex of accommodation, Restaurants, Bars, supermarkets, including two 7 Eleven, cafes and travel agencies.
The Chao Leh, who originally owned the land, now work mostly as boaters or employees in the posh Resorts, Restaurants and Bars. Koh Lipe is one of the most expensive Islands of Thailand. The beaches are totally overcrowded during the high season and Koh Lipe is now considered the second Koh Phi Phi, which has undergone a similarly rapid Tourist Development.
Ko Lipe Map
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