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Pristine Thai Paradise Maya Bay Closes to Tourism

Travel | Reuters | May 31, 2018, 3:23 pm
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 Mass tourism has severely affected the environment on Thailand’s famous Maya Bay, as the place is now flooded by trash. (Image: Reuters)

Mass tourism has severely affected the environment on Thailand’s famous Maya Bay, as the place is now flooded by trash. (Image: Reuters)

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 Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie

Once a pristine Thai paradise, the secluded bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" has been exhausted by mass tourism. Now it's getting a break. (Image: Reuters)

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 After Friday (June 1), the daily influx of dozens of boats and thousands of visitors unsuccessfully scrambling for an unspoiled view of Maya Bay's emerald waters and glistening white sand will end. (Image: Reuters)

After Friday (June 1), the daily influx of dozens of boats and thousands of visitors unsuccessfully scrambling for an unspoiled view of Maya Bay's emerald waters and glistening white sand will end. (Image: Reuters)

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 Authorities have taken a precaution measure by closing the beach for four months, starting from June. (Image: Reuters)

Authorities have taken a precaution measure by closing the beach for four months, starting from June. (Image: Reuters)

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 The attraction is being closed for four months to give its coral reefs and sea life a chance to recover.. (Image: Reuters)

The attraction is being closed for four months to give its coral reefs and sea life a chance to recover.. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tourists relax at the Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

Tourists relax at the Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tourists love to spend some quality time at Maya Bay and it is one of the favourite destinations for the travellers. (Image: Reuters)

Tourists love to spend some quality time at Maya Bay and it is one of the favourite destinations for the travellers. (Image: Reuters)

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 Maya Bay is one of the favourite destinations for the newlyweds. (Image: Reuters)

Maya Bay is one of the favourite destinations for the newlyweds. (Image: Reuters)

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 A couple takes a selfie at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

A couple takes a selfie at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tourists jump as they take a group photo at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

Tourists jump as they take a group photo at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tourist is seen wearing a pirate hat while holidaying at Maya Bay, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

A tourist is seen wearing a pirate hat while holidaying at Maya Bay, Thailand. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tourists jump as they take a group photo at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

Tourists jump as they take a group photo at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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 A boy plays with water while holidaying with family at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

A boy plays with water while holidaying with family at Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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 Tourists relax at the Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

Tourists relax at the Maya Bay. (Image: Reuters)

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