Phi Phi Island Lei Maya Bay Closed

No tourists allowed to visit Phi Phi Island Lei Maya Bay.

Governmant bands landing or dropping anchor at Loh Samah Bay, on the far side of Phi Phi Island Lei.

No Phi Phi Island Lei Tours will visit Maya Bay.

 

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The Chief of the Hat Nopparat – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Worapoj Lomlim, this week was obscure on whether or not boats carrying tourists would be allowed back into Maya Bay off Phi Phi Island after Oct 1, when the four-month closure of the bay to allow corals to recover will conclude.

 

Thamrongnawasawat
Marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat

Chief Worapoj told The Phuket News on Wednesday (Sept 5).

“We are considering asking to defer the re-opening of Maya Bay to visitors for another month,” Chief Worapoj said, meaning that, if approved, the bay will re-open to visitors at the earliest on Nov 1.

However, Chief Worapjoj declined to comment by marine biologist Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, who earlier this week said that the bay will remain closed until the corals recover.

Chief Worapoj did reconfirm that – if and when the bay reopens – the number of visitors allowed will be limited.

Songtham Suksawang, Director of the DNP’s National Park Office, last Wednesday (Aug 29) announced that progress was being made on rolling out the e-ticketing system to be used to issue tickets for visitors to enter the country’s marine parks, including Hat Nopparat – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park and its Maya Bay.
Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/maya-bay-reopening-muddled-in-clarity-as-corals-show-signs-of-life-68550.php
Mr Songtham explained that three potential vendors for the e-tickets were being considered: 1) 7-Eleven stores, 2) Krungthai Bank, and 3) Siam Commercial Bank.

 

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