From June 1, 2018, the Thai government decided to temporarily close the Maya Bay beach on Phi Phi Island for 4 months, but then announced that the closure time would be extended indefinitely. Recently, the Thai government announced that the closure of Maya Bay will continue until 2021.
Maya Bay is located on the west coast of Little Phi Phi Island in Krabi Province. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and embraces a white sandy beach in the middle.
Although the beach of Maya Bay is not big, it can be regarded as a beautiful scenery on the small Phi Phi Island with rocky walls. The cliffs of hundreds of meters around are extraordinary. The sea water here is blue and coconut shadows are dancing, full of tropical island style. .
The picturesque Maya Bay attracts thousands of tourists every day, but it inevitably causes environmental pollution. 80% of the island’s coral reefs are bleached and severely damaged, and plastic litter is becoming more and more common…
Therefore, the Thai authorities decided to close the beach and start environmental cleanup and maintenance work to rebuild the natural environment. During this period, all tourist activities are prohibited on the island, and all boats are not allowed to enter. Tourists can only take pictures on boats outside the bay.
But babies don’t have to worry, the beautiful Phi Phi Island is not only Maya Bay, even if Maya Bay is closed, there are still many attractions worth visiting!
There are several huge limestone caves on Phi Phi Island, but in order to protect the ecological environment of Phi Phi Island, the Thai government has only opened the Viking Cave for tourists to visit. There are many petrels inhabiting this cave, which is rich in bird’s nests, so it is also It is called “Swallow’s Nest Cave”.
Although you can only visit on a boat, you can’t go up, but the sea water in this area is transparent and the seabed corals are rich. You can clearly see underwater tropical fish and corals on the boat. Of course, going snorkeling is also a good choice~
Bamboo Island is an outlying island of Phi Phi Island. Because there are bamboos on the island, it is called Bamboo Island. The whole island maintains a very primitive style. The forest area on the island is undeveloped, and there is only a white beach for people. tour.
Many people didn’t expect much from this small island because of its name, but almost all of them were amazed after going to the island. The sand and water quality here are very good, and there are not many tourists. It is much more comfortable to sunbathe quietly with the sea breeze blowing than the crowded beach of Phi Phi Island~
❥Phi Phi Island Viewpoint
The viewing point is located in the center of Phi Phi Island, where you can overlook the panorama of Phi Phi Island and the coastline of the entire island. You can have a panoramic view of the beautiful scenery. In particular, you can clearly see Tonsai Bay and Loh Dalum Bay, two crescents The same silver sands are almost close together.
Watching a magnificent sunset at the viewing point is an experience not to be missed. The best time is around 18:30 in the evening, because the temperature drops slightly at this time and it is easier to climb up the mountain. Climbing to 2/3, there will be directions indicating sunset viewpoint 1, 2, 3, among which 1 is the highest point, the longest distance, but also the best scenery.
You can tell by the name that there are a lot of monkeys on this island. The island that even Brother Monkey likes, the scenery must not be too bad. Yes, the water here is clear and the sand is small, the environment is very primitive, and it has completely become the territory of the monkey buddies.
The monkeys on the island are not only greedy for food and mischievous, but also proficient in climbing trees and swimming, and even snatch things from tourists, so you must take good care of your valuables. You can prepare some food to feed the monkeys, but be careful not to get hurt.
Nowadays, everyone loves to travel more and more.
Little U also encourages everyone to go out and see more
However, we are also facing more and more environmental problems
Maya Bay is not the only one closed due to environmental degradation
There are also Boracay, Chaka Salt Lake, Nianbao Yuze, Mount Everest…
The beautiful scenery does not only belong to our generation
Belonging to our children and grandchildren
So Xiao U hopes that when you travel in the future,
pay more attention to environmental issues
Let the beautiful scenery always exist~