- Maya Bay in the bay of Koh Phi Phi is perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Thailand. Thousands of tourists a day visit the beach and come back with a jealous photo that quickly becomes a jealous postcard. Those hordes of tourists also have a downside: the coral is in danger. That's why the beach closes.
According to News. com Maya Bay owes its popularity to, among other things, the movie The Beach including Leonardo DiCaprio recorded there.
According to the news site, 5,000 tourists come to the bay with their boats each day. All that traffic has a lot of impact on the coral, which is in bad shape. Now the beach must be closed for at least three months to give the coral the necessary rest.