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Thai Island Featured in Decaprio Movie Face Environmental Degradation

May 31, 2018 08:36 PM IST India India

Thai govt. to keep Maya bay Island close for four months, to help it to revive. The island became popular after Hollywood film "the Beach" featuring Leonardo was shot on the island. Around 4000 tourist visit the island which pose threat coral reefs and sea life. Maya beach will remain closed from mid-May to mid-October during the monsoon season. This will be the first ever break for the island since 1999. Natural resource is important, not money :govt. official​