For environmental reasons.
Thai authorities have decided to close Maya beach on the island of Phi Phi Le.
This was reported by CNN.
He is known as the filming location of the movie “the Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role.
The Department of national parks and nature conservation of Thailand, explained that the beach will be inaccessible to tourists indefinitely. Initially the access to it was restricted from June to September, and then extended the ban until November.
The reason for closing the beach was a violation of the ecological balance and extinction of coral in the vicinity because of the mass tourism. According to initial calculations, the ecosystem of the beach and had to recover for six months. Experts of the Department felt that this time is not enough.
“Ecosystem and physical structure of the beach is still not back to its original state”, – noted in Department.
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