Tourists in longtail boats approach Ko Phi Phi Leh in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Tourists in longtail boats approach Ko Phi Phi Leh in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Thailand

Thailand seeks ‘good tourists’ for beach from DiCaprio film amid nature’s fragile recovery

  • Mass tourism had brought Thailand’s Phi Phi islands, immortalised in Leonardo DiCaprio movie ‘The Beach’, to the brink of ecological catastrophe
  • A long Covid-19 shutdown helped recovery efforts – and authorities insist the mistakes of the past will not be repeated as tourism slowly restarts

Topic |   Thailand
Tourists in longtail boats approach Ko Phi Phi Leh in Thailand. Photo: AFP
Tourists in longtail boats approach Ko Phi Phi Leh in Thailand. Photo: AFP
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