• Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:30
    Maya Bay recovering: biologist
    Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat says Maya Bay at Koh Phi Phi is starting to recover after many blacktip reef sharks were seen swimming there on Tuesday.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 09 Oct 2018 01:00
    Corals in Maya Bay far from ready for tourism pressure, say experts
    THE CORALS at Maya Bay are not strong enough yet to withstand the influx of visitors, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) explained as the reason for the indefinite closure of the bay.
    national
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 01:00
    Leave Maya Bay alone: experts
    WARN OF ‘IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE’ AS TOUR OPERATORS LOBBY FOR ACCESS TO POPULAR BEACH DURING PEAK TOURIST SEASON
    national
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:10
    Krabi tourism operators appeal indefinite closure of Maya Bay
    Krabi Tourism Association president Wattana Rerngsamut is appealing the indefinite closure of popular destinations Maya Bay and nearby Loh Samah Bay in an order made on Tuesday by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP).
    national
  • Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:00
    Maya Bay still off limits to tourists
    Tour operators fret over lost revenue as authorities seek proper rehabilitation.
    national
  • Tue, 11 Sep 2018 17:15
    National park chief defends extended Maya Bay closure
    The one-month extension to the temporary closure of Maya Bay is to better allow the full recovery of coral reefs, mangrove forest and the general ecosystem, as well as to protect tourists from strong winds and high waves during the period, Hat Noppharat Thara–Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park head Woraphot Lomlim said on Tuesday.
    national
  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Bid to replant Maya Bay coral hit by monsoon
    EFFORTS to restore coral at Maya Bay have been hampered by a strong monsoon and rough sea conditions, resulting in the survival of only 10 per cent of replanted coral.
    national
  • Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:00
    Coral planted on closed Phi Phi
    As the famous Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi in Krabi’s Muang district is now closed for the four monsoon months until September 30 to allow nature to recover, officials on Thursday brought 400 coral pieces to be planted onto the degraded reef at the bay.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 03 Jun 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Saving paradises by going green
    Thailand’s renowned national parks phase in a green path to make tourism sustainable
    national
  • Sat, 02 Jun 2018 05:00
    Maya Bay closed for business as rehabilitation begins
    PARK RANGERS at the Nopparat Tara-Mu Ko Phi Phi marine national park have placed buoys outlining a no-access zone as part of a bid to rehabilitate the park’s world-renowned Maya Bay.
    national
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 01:00
    Saving Maya Bay
    The island made famously by the movie "The Beach" is due to get a complete makeover as part of a new project designed to protect the environment and the ocean
    Thailand
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Radical step to revive Maya Bay
    THE DECISION TO CLOSE TOURISM MAGNET IS AIMED AT PRESERVING ITS ECO-SYSTEM
    national
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 01:00
    Phi Phi’s famed Maya Bay gets 4-month rejuvenation period
    Travel log
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 21:18
    No access to Maya Bay from front of Phi Phi after rehab, protection work kicks off in earnest in June
    Access to Maya Bay from the front of Phi Phi island will become permanently unattainable following the upcoming four-month closure of the area to make way for a long-term rehabilitation of the environmentally degraded bay, which has suffered due to the overcrowding of tourists.
    national
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:30
    Officials prepare to close Maya Bay
    The General Director of the Department of National Parks, Thanya Neti Thammakul, has visited Maya Bay, which is expected to be closed to visitors for four months from June 1.
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