Thailand will close of its famous beaches to try and reverse the done to its coral by tourism. The beach is on the of Koh Phi Phi Leh. It got worldwide after it featured in the movie The Beach. The film put the beach on the lists of millions of travellers. The has been up to 5,000 sun worshippers a day to its . They arrive on hundreds of boats, which have caused damage to the bay's coral. Officials say that of the coral has died. The beach will close between June and September to let the coral recover.
Experts predict that 80 per cent of Thailand's coral have been destroyed. Once untouched beaches have been damaged by . A professor at Bangkok's Kasetsart University has criticized the tourism that is damaging Thailand's . He said the biggest were beachfront hotels, boat breaking the coral, and plastic waste dumped in the . He believes the " solution" is to close Maya Bay . He said: "While it's a very bay, visiting it with a flotilla of boats and hordes of other tourists detract from the magic."