Thailand bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely

Visitors flocked to Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi Leh island after it was in Leonardo DiCaprio film

One of the world’s most popular beaches, made famous by the 2000 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is to be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the damage caused by millions of tourists.

The golden sands and crystal blue water of Maya Bay, ringed by cliffs on Ko Phi Phi Leh island, has become one of Thailand’s most-visited tourist destinations since it shot to fame as the movie’s location.

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