Maya Bay rejuvenates
THAILAND’S Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has confirmed a four-month ban on visitors to Maya Bay so that the site can regenerate from overtourism ( TD 04 Apr).
The bay, located in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, will be closed to tourists from 01 Jun to 30 Sep.
The rest period will see a marine evaluation study conducted.
The move follows a similar decision made by the Philippine Government recently which opted to close the popular tourist island of Boracay for six months from last month ( TD 11 Apr).