Thailands DNP announces four-month rejuvenation for Ko Phi Phis famed Maya Bay

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Friday May 18, 2018 15:24
Bangkok--18 May--TAT Inter PR Division

Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced that Maya Bay in Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park will not allow visitors during a much needed four-month rejuvenation period from 1 June to 30 September, 2018.

The DNP announced at a press conference held on 15 May that access to Maya Bay will be strictly off limits during the four-month rejuvenation.
It will not allow boats to enter the bay in front of the beach, or even drop anchor at nearby Loh Samah Bay, as visitors and their vessels will not be allowed to enter Maya Bay.

Travellers can still catch a glimpse of the Bay's stunning beauty, made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio's movie 'The Beach' at a 400-metre distance, or between the two cliffs that form a natural entrance to the lagoon. But this will be strictly supervised and carefully monitored by the DNP.

During the four-month period, the DNP will undertake a coastal and marine environment quality evaluation study on the condition of reef and beach resources, environmental control, and tourism management. This is to properly determine measures for environmental sustainability of Maya Bay during future off-tourist seasons.

Temporary closings of natural attractions are not new to Thailand. Each year, the DNP closes several national parks for a period to allow for ecological recovery time. Depending on weather and park conditions, dates vary as the closures are often due to extreme weather, especially during the rainy annual monsoon that may create unsafe conditions.


Latest Press Release

ภาพข่าว: กรมการท่องเที่ยว กระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา แถลงข่าวงานเทศกาลภาพยนตร์ต่างประเทศที่ถ่ายทำในประเทศไทย ครั้งที่ 6 Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2018 : TIFDF2018

กรมการท่องเที่ยว แถลงข่าวงานเทศกาลภาพยนตร์ต่างประเทศที่ถ่ายทำในประเทศไทย ครั้งที่ 6 Thailand International Film Destination Festival 2018 : TIFDF2018 ภายใต้แนวคิด Colorful Thailand - A True Sense of Thailand's Film Destinations โดยได้รับเกียรติจาก...

THE SECRET CHAPTERS TAKE TOP HONORS IN INTERIOR DESIGN

With close to 200 nominations from 7 Asian countries across 7 award categories, The Library in Koh Samui is proud to receive top honors during the BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) held in Bangkok on the 8th of June, 2018. The award was given to Ms....

SOLITAIRE BANGKOK, SUKHUMVIT 11 OFFERS FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER

This newly opened hotel located in the heart of the Sukhumvit district gives you easy access to the major attractions of the city, be it large shopping malls, colorful night markets, trendy restaurants and bars and wondrous temples. And at the end of the...

K11#s Latest Global Flagship - K11 MUSEA

Celebrating K11's 10th anniversary, the Group today announced the naming of its anchor project at Victoria Dockside as K11 MUSEA (pronounced: meu-see-ah), to be opened in Q3 2019. The name is inspired by A Muse by the Sea for its retail concepts....

Worlds First Freedom Flyer Programme takes off in Thailand!

AirAsia, the world's best low-cost airline, is bringing the world's first ever Freedom Flyer Programme – designed to reward loyal guests with an easier, faster and better way to earn BIG Points and redeem AirAsia flights – to its guests in...

Related Topics