Four Month Tourist Ban from Maya Bay Beach

by admin on April 2, 2018

5937673840_1ff2d3fe37_mMaya Bay, best known for its appearance in DiCaprio’s “The Beach” has been ordered by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to be closed from the 1st of June until the 30th of September this year. The call for a break from tourists is due to the extensive damage visitors have done to the “fragile marine ecological system”.

A famous landmark of Thailand, Maya Bay welcomes almost 4,000 tourists per day. Business owners had strongly protested the hiatus but the Department stated their decision was backed by stakeholders, academics and some business owners worried about the deteriorating state of the environment.

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The National Parks Director, explains future plans for the beach including, increased fares for tourists, moving the tourist boat parking that causes the main damage to another part of the island and bringing in a research team to investigate tourism damage to the coral reef.

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