Tourists Nearly Destroyed Thai Island in Six Years

23.05.2016

Thai authorities were forced to impose a ban on visiting Ko Tachai, part of the Similan national Park in the Andaman sea. This is the only way to save this Paradise and to restore the ecosystem, where crowds of tourists have caused enormous damage.

Tourists Nearly Destroyed Thai Island in Six Years

The island was opened for visitors just 6 years ago, and every year the number of visitors, attracted by the beauty of the underwater world and the landscapes have increased. As a result, on the beach with capacity of 70 people is sometimes visited by up to 1000 tourists. They are brought in large boats, and its anchors destroy the unique corals as well as irresponsible divers. Some fish was caught on the territory of the national Park, which was forbidden to do. In addition, masseurs and food vendors appeared on the island, so the amount of waste and substances harmful to marine life falling into the water has increased dramatically.

Now selling tours and trips to the island is stopped. When it would be opened, and whether it happens or not, is not specified.