Tourists on a long-tail boat look longingly towards Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand. Photo: James Wendlinger

Miracle of Maya Bay: how Thai paradise island wrecked by tourism has staged an incredible recovery in marine life

  • Leonardo Di Caprio film The Beach had travellers flocking to the paradise isle since 2000, but wrecked by overtourism it was closed on June 1 last year
  • It has since witnessed a near miraculous recovery in marine life and may offer a model for the rest of Asia’s fragile ecosystems
Topic |   Tourism
Tourists on a long-tail boat look longingly towards Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand. Photo: James Wendlinger
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