Maya Bay closure upsets tour firms ( Where the closure of the famous…
Maya Bay closure upsets tour firms
What Marine National Park chief Worapoj Lomlim said?
On Tuesday that during the meeting, experts expressed concern the coral reefs have been damaged and need more time to repair.
Where the closure of the famous tourist site and what it do?
Maya Bay in Krabi
to visitors has been extended to
allow the damaged marine ecosystem to fully recover
drawing immediate protests from
What the globally renowned?
have been regularly closed since June 1 for
the monsoon season
reopened around Oct 1
nearby bays in Koh Phi Phi in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park
What The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) decided to do?
after learning the marine environment needs time to
repair after sustaining serious damage due to
the hordes of day-tripping tour groups
When an announcement was made on and what an announcement was made on?
Sept 28 by Thanya Nethithammakul
the head of the DNP to close
by La Dalam beach indefinitely
from Oct 1 onward, until
return to normal
What through DNP's campaign do?
to restore the environment to
its previous state
it planted more than 1,000 corals in 25 rai of the bay, and will continue to
expand the area
What is Maya Bay and what Maya Bay became?
part of an island in Krabi's Mueang district
became globally famous after
the movie The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was shot there in 1999
What it is considered?
the most visited national park site, bringing around 400 million baht in
revenue last year
What the director of the Office of National Parks said?
We need at least a year or even up to two years' for rehabilitation.
What the announcement brought and how?
howls of protest
related businesses in
What closure of Maya Bay would certainly affect tourism on the island as a whole said and what happen next?
Wattrapol Chanthararo, chairman of the Koh Phi Phi Tourism Business Club
Authorities did not seek the views of any local residents before making the decision
What he said?
Tourists who already booked tour packages to visit the bay during dates after the closure would not be able to enter the area. This would affect tourism not just on Koh Phi Phi, but also in Krabi province in general.
What Mr Wattrapol also said?
He will call a meeting of club members on Oct 8 or 9 to discuss ways around the problems caused by the closure.