Maya Bay to remain closed

Preserving beauty: Maya Bay sitting empty for restoration works on Phi Phi island, Krabi province. — AP

KRabi: The Maya Bay beach, which has been closed to the public since last year to allow coral resto­ration and beach recovery, would remain closed to visitors inde­finitely, the head of Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Woraphot Lomlim, said.

After 10 months of being closed, nature is slowly rehabilitating itself, Woraphot said, citing the return of reef sharks and ghost crabs to the area while the 23,000 pieces of coral that were planted were growing.

During peak times, Maya Bay reportedly received as many as 5,000 visitors a day. — The Nation/Asia News Network

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