Maya Bay voted world’s third best beach by Lonely Planet

Maya Bay, in Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga, has been ranked the world’s third best beach by the Lonely Planet travel guide in its January edition. Maya Bay was described…

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Maya and Loh Samah bays closed for two months

Maya and Loh Samah bays, two popular tourist spots on Phi Phi Le Island in Krabi province, are now closed until September 30, due to strong winds and high waves…

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Krabi refuses permit to shoot “Meg 2” movie on its beaches in April and May

The Joint Public-Private Sectors Committee of Thailand’s southern province of Krabi has rejected a request from a foreign film maker to use the sea and some beaches in the province…

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Thailand’s Maya Bay to open from New Year’s Day under strict conditions

Famous Maya Bay will be open to members of the public from New Year’s Day, but visitors will have to apply in advance and the number is capped at 4,125…

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Thailand’s Maya Bay to reopen on New Year’s Day with restrictions

Picturesque Maya Bay in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi will reopen to visitors on New Year’s Day, 2022, but with strict conditions attached, including no swimming in the bay and…

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Decision on reopening of Thailand’s Maya Bay on January 1 still not final

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is awaiting a final decision, by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, on whether to postpone the reopening of Maya…

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Thailand’s idyllic Maya Bay to reopen on January 1

The popular Maya Bay will reopen on New Year’s Day 2022, following a closure of three and a half years, but tourists will only be allowed to visit for up…

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Push to reopen Maya Bay

Maya Bay, one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been closed to visitors since mid-2018, due to over-tourism. The province is…

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About 23,000 young corals being relocated from Maya Bay

Park officials at the famous Maya Bay, in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, are busily relocating about 23,000 young corals from the shallows into deeper water to prevent them from…

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Maya Bay to stay closed for another 6 months

The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has agreed to extend the closure of Ao Maya, or Maya Bay, a popular tourist attraction in Thailand’s southern province of…

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Over ten reef sharks sighted near Maya beach

The sighting on Tuesday of a school of about a dozen of black tip reef sharks swimming near the Maya beach has caused excitements among officials of the Hat Nopparatthara-Phi-Phi…

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Popular Maya Bay closed indefinitely for rehab after serious damage

The closure of Maya Bay, part of an island in Krabi’s Mueang district globally famous after it was picked as the shooting location for the movie “The Beach” in 1999,…

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