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look | How Thailand revived its beautiful Maya Bay

This is Thailand’s Maya Bay, one of the country’s more popular tourist destinations located on Phi Phi Le Island in the Andaman Sea.

Incidentally, it gained global fame after the shooting of Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer ‘The Beach’ in 2000. But the boost to tourism came with a serious environmental impact.

Mass tourism damages the fragile ecosystem. Pollution and boat traffic had destroyed about 80% of the bay’s coral reefs.

In mid-2018, the Thai government decided to close Maya Bay to visitors for a few months and launch a rejuvenation program to restore its biodiversity.

Earlier this year the island reopened to tourists but with new rules.

Read the whole story here: DiCaprio’s Thailand’s Maya Bay beachSlowly recovering from the devastating effects of mass tourism



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