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Maya Bay to remain closed until rehabilitation is complete

By The Nation

 

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Maya Bay will remain closed as rehabilitation of the famous beach continues after enormous corals were destroyed through excess tourism.

 

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said that in future ships will not be allowed to enter Maya Bay, except from the back.

 

Corals were not recovering as expected, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said.

 

On May 16, the minister went to Maya Bay to inspect progress in the recovery of both the land and marine environment.

 

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation under the Environment Ministry announced the closure of Maya Bay on June 1, 2018, banning tourism and related businesses.

 

“Maya Bay has been rehabilitated for the past one year, and there has been great recovery," Varawut said. "On the land, many plants -- even Morning Glory never seen on Maya Bay before -- are growing well. But under the sea, corals are still in a dangerous condition. Many coral species grow at a rate of only 3-5 centimetres in a year, while some species will grow only 1-2 centimetres.”

 

The minister went to look at the idea of building a harbour at the back of Maya Bay in the Loh Samah Bay. An academic team and environmental experts are inspecting the area. Ships or any other vehicles will not be allowed to enter Maya Bay directly.

 

“Maya Bay will not be permanently closed. When the coral growth is complete, then this place will be open to tourists from all over the world," Varawut assured.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30387999

 

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At the rate we are a going it should be beautiful agaIn like it was before mass tourism. The ocean has a way of healing itself when its left to do its own thing.  Just need to limit the numbers of visitors when it reopens. 

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Good. Keep closed for ten more years. Thailand will survive without it being open.

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8 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Just need to limit the numbers of visitors when it reopens. 

There-in lays the problem... Thais don't know how to limit numbers when cash is involved.

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11 minutes ago, hotchilli said:

There-in lays the problem... Thais don't know how to limit numbers when cash is involved.

Yes ever since the Movie "The Beach" they advertised the hell out of it and destroyed it...Over use is the exact words I would use

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15 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Just need to limit the numbers of visitors when it reopens. 

More likely half of China will be ferried in in the first day. Need that almighty baht.

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7 hours ago, hotchilli said:

There-in lays the problem...

Thais don't know how to limit numbers when cash is involved.

They perfectly know. The (official) reason for dual price in National Parks was exactly to limit the number of visitors to preserve the nature.

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46 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

More likely half of China will be ferried in in the first day. Need that almighty baht.

Under water selfies of them touching the coral, and the sea urchins.  Holding up starfish, and pulling off mussel's to eat later...

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15 minutes ago, Pattaya46 said:

They perfectly know. The (official) reason for dual price in National Parks was exactly to limit the number of visitors to preserve the nature.

Didn't work now did it, busloads to the docks in Phuket and Then outbound on the boats....then more busloads north from Bangkok to Pak Chong visiting Khao Yai and the elephants, 

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