Maya Bay In Thailand Shuts Down Indefinitely Due To Over-Tourism

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
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Maya Bay in Thailand shuts down indefinitely due to over-tourism.

What Is It?

After being shut for four months from June-September, Maya Bay has been shut down until its entire ecosystem has been revived.

The place attracts a lot of visitors, as many as 5,000 people and 200 boats every day that has led to the destruction of the coral life and extensive environmental damage.

The authorities have been initially reluctant to shut the beach as it receives a lot of revenue every year. However, after seeing a continued damage of the marine life, the authorities have stated that the beach would not remain open until the ecosystem fully recovers to a normal situation.



  • The curiosity to explore unseen places, meet new people, interact with locals, and unravel every culture is what intrigues Yashasvi the most. She is an adventure junkie who might look timid but, is ready to take on any challenge. She doesn’t believe in having a bucket list and instead, living life as it comes, one day at a time. The centrepiece of her jigsaw puzzle is travelling, writing and collecting as many adventures as she can in her happy jar.