Okay, I would admit that Viking Cave wasn’t all that it was made out to be. We didn’t even get close to the cave itself, which I would just attribute to safety reasons. Anyway, we proceeded to the next point of interest which our very animated tour guide announced to be Monkey Beach. I could only wonder what is there to see in Monkey Beach. Fortunately for us, there weren’t twenty motorboats by the Monkey Beach, I guess they have all since went different directions depending on the the tour they offer.
Monkey Beach was a thin strip of beach on one side of Ko Phi Phi Leh. The beach itself was the usual soft, powdery white sand I have grown accustomed to. The beach itself isn’t that long either but the beach itself isn’t the attraction here. Monkeys abound on the beach and they are shown to the tourists who haven’t seen wild monkeys before. We were warned beforehand not to get too close to the monkeys since they might become agressive. Not surprising since boatloads of tourists come and take turns feeding them bananas.
I reminded me of the monkeys found in Emei Shan in Sichuan, China where the monkeys actively steal from humans. The monkeys don’t seem to have gotten to that point yet. I only took a few photos of the monkeys when I started wandering off to the end of the beach to take photos. The water really looks great and it has been a while since I saw such wonderful water. Being out in the middle of the sea has it advantages.