Oh No! Maya Bay Remains Closed

News in Asia
Oh No! Maya Bay Remains Closed

The picturesque Maya Bay, the cult setting of the Leonardo diCaprio's 'The Beach' movie, which has been temporarily closed for rehabilitation of marine life this June, will probably remain closed longer than expected.

The Krabi national park’s 25-strong advisory committee chaired by the provincial governor suggested to prolong the closure period at least for one month, till October, 31. It will allow more time for better rehabilitation of the coral reefs and mangrove forests. Another reason to keep the Maya Bay on the popular Koh Phi Phi island, Krabi province, Thailand, closed is weather conditions as stormy seas make visiting the bay unsafe for tourists. The initiative has found support of National park chief who also believes that the extension of the closure period will be beneficial both for the environment and eventually for visitors.

It is the first time the Maya Bay has been closed for the monsoon season while in general the practice of closing local attractions for the off-season is not unknown in Thailand. Resorts on certain islands both in the Andaman Sea and in the Gulf shut down for May–October period with number of boats between islands and the mainland reduced significantly. Anyway, if Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park is on your bucket list, adjust your schedule accordingly to avoid disappointment.

Source

News

Wary of Flying? Weigh Safety of Airlines Before Buying Tickets

Though deadly accidents do happen in our days, aviation safety has become remarkably higher than it used to be even a couple of decades ago. If you are one of those travellers who are wary of flying, there are some useful online resorses which can help evaluate the safety of the airline before you make your decision whether to fly it or not. 

16 November 2018

Yamanashi, The Most Popular Destination for Wine Tourism in Japan

Wine tourism is gaining momentum all around the world and if traditional old school European wines and their counterparts from Napa Valley and beyond look too boring, head to Japan instead.

16 November 2018

More Hotels to Appear in China

Hotels continue mushrooming all around China with Shanghai and Guangzhou leading the race with about 25,000 new rooms to appear in each of the two cities in 2019.

15 November 2018