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    Rehabilitation plan set for Maya Bay

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/05/2018

    » National park authorities Tuesday announced they have come up with a rehabilitation plan for famed Maya Bay in Krabi, which is to close on June 1 to allow it a brief respite from tourists.

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    The Beach's Maya Bay on Phi Phi to shut down

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 30/03/2018

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has ordered the closure of the world-class tourist site Maya Bay of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park in Krabi province.

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    Maya Bay under threat of massive tourist invasion

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/03/2015

    » Photos of hundreds of tourists standing inches away from each other on Maya Bay, the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi island in Krabi province, were shared on social media, raising concerns about preservation of marine and coastal resources and sustainable tourism.

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    Parks dept mulls closing Maya Bay

    News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 28/04/2017

    » Krabi - The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is to temporarily close Maya Bay to give the world-famous beach's ecology time to recover.


    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.



    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.


    Bloody artists

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 07/11/2018

    » Hung on the walls of Sukhumvit 43's Galerie Oasis are oil paintings oozing with grief, melancholy and pain. There's a figure of a woman crucified on a giant cross with blood streaming out of her hands and genitalia; an angel with empty eye-sockets holding his bloody eyes in his hands; and Buddha standing on a bloody lotus with a skull instead of his usual serene face.


    Noisy riders are relevant

    News, Postbag, Published on 07/10/2018

    » Re: "Summary execution", (PostBag, Oct 6). Unfortunately, my letter was cruelly edited to the point that it made little sense. In my original, I included photographs in support, and said that although a (very weak) argument could be made for motorcycles riding on the footpath against the flow of traffic, none can be made for those that ride on the footpath with the flow of traffic.


    National parks closure

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 31/05/2018

    » The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has announced the temporary closure of attractions in a number of national parks during the rainy season.


    Good news: Reef sharks seen swimming in Maya Bay

    Online Reporters, Published on 17/10/2018

    » A school of Blacktip Reef Sharks have been seen swimming in Maya Bay, boosting park officials' hopes as they try to restore the damaged ecosystem of the famed tourist destination.

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