Thailand temporarily closes Maya Bay to restore the ecosystem

Thế Anh
08:00:13 - July 25, 2022

At the beginning of 2022, Maya Bay, a famous tourist destination in Thailand, welcomed visitors back after 3 years of stopping all tourism activities, refusing visitors to restore the ecosystem here. However, this area will have to be temporarily closed for August and September this year to continue the restoration work.

Maya Bay is located in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, in Krabi Province, Southern Thailand. Famous for its ivory white islands and beaches, the bay has become a favorite destination among many tourists. However, an overwhelming number of tourists has seriously affected the fragile ecosystem of the bay, and the local government had to close off the bay for 3 years so the ecosystem can restore itself.

From the beginning of 2022, Maya Bay has begun to welcome visitors back in limited numbers, only for a maximum of 375 visitors per hour, and prohibits all forms of swimming. The government has put in place a lot of measures to ensure that tourists and boats do not damage the coral reefs around the area. Currently, Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park has announced that it will be closed from August 1 to September 30, because this is the time when the sea is rough, becoming dangerous for tourists, as well as allowing time for the Bay to recover after 7 months of tourism activities.

It is known that this temporary closure is expected to happen every year to protect the sensitive ecological environment.

Thailand temporarily closes Maya Bay to restore the ecosystem

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