Maya Bay: The beach nobody can touch - BBC News
Maya Bay sits on the island of Phi Phi Leh in southern Thailand. Maya Bay used to be swarmed by thousands of tourists daily. It has been the bucket list of people around the world following the release of the movie "The Beach" in the year 2000, starred by Leonardo DiCaprio.
In choosing the scene, the film crew decided that Maya Bay, was the perfect beach paradise for the movie. Based on the book by Alex Garland, the Movie tells the story of a backpacker's search for a legendary beach untouched by tourism.
Already high with tourists in those days, the volume of visitors to the area saw an astonishing spike in 2016 which then threaten the natural habitat of the beach. To preserve Maya Bay, the government of Thailand decided to close the beach to rebuild and preserve the beauty and its natural habitat. Although the recovery process has seen an improvements, Maya Bay is still today, the beach paradise that one can only see from afar. Hopefully Maya Bay will one day be open to the public again.
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