Maya Bay closed for some ecological rest and recovery

Maya Bay, the world-famous tourist destination that is part of the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, will be closed for a much-needed rejuvenation starting this month. When Maya Bay reopens in October, only 2,000 tourists a day will be allowed on i
Maya Bay, the world-famous tourist destination that is part of the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, will be closed for a much-needed rejuvenation starting this month.PHOTO: SINGHA ESTATE
Maya Bay, the world-famous tourist destination that is part of the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, will be closed for a much-needed rejuvenation starting this month. When Maya Bay reopens in October, only 2,000 tourists a day will be allowed on i
When Maya Bay reopens in October, only 2,000 tourists a day will be allowed on its white sandy beach made famous by The Beach, a Hollywood movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. PHOTO: SINGHA ESTATE

Thailand's Maya Bay is taking a break from tourists.

Starting this month, the world-famous tourist destination, part of the Phi Phi Islands in the Andaman Sea, will be closed for a much-needed rejuvenation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Maya Bay closed for some ecological rest and recovery'. Print Edition | Subscribe