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10 photos that show how thousands of partying tourists destroyed one of Thailand’s most famous beaches forever
Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation recently announced that its famous Maya Bay will be indefinitely closed to tourists. Known for its turquoise waters, white sand, and lush, towering cliffs, the bay served as a filming location for the 2000 movie, "The Beach."
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Thailand is closing its iconic bay from ‘The Beach’ after a temporary pause in visitors wasn’t enough to repair destruction by touri...
Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said that the iconic Maya Bay, made famous by the 2000 film 'The Beach,' needs more time to recover after overcrowding of tourists damaged the beach and its marine ecosystem.
The military took power in 2014 and has since cracked down on human rights, banned public gatherings, censored media, and jailed critics. But the cave rescue mission helped show what the military, and thus the government, can accomplish ahead of elections next year.
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Thailand is considering giving citizenship to four stateless members of the Thai soccer team who were trapped in a cave
Four members of the Thai soccer team rescued from a cave are being considered for Thai citizenship, officials said. Three of the boys and their 25-year-old coach are members of different ethnic groups and face travel restrictions, cannot access financial services, get married, or buy property.
Thai cave rescue: Boys who lived furthest away were chosen to leave the cave first so they could ride their bikes and tell everyone to prepare food
The Thai soccer team who had been trapped inside a cave decided to allow the boys that live furthest away to be rescued first. 25-year-old coach Ekapol Chanthawong said the boys were not chosen based on the state of their health, as had previously been reported.
Drinking cave water and not thinking about fried rice: Here’s how the Thai soccer team survived 9 days in a flooded cave with no food or drink
The Thai soccer team that was trapped inside the Tham Luang cave complex for 17 days told reporters on Wednesday why they entered the cave and how they managed to survive for so long. They entered the cave on June 23 after soccer practice and only planned to stay for an hour.
The Thai soccer team who were rescued from a cave held a press conference on Wednesday evening in their first public appearance. The 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach have been recovering in the hospital for the last week after surviving more than 10 days inside the cave.
The two Australian divers that helped rescue the 13 members of the Thai soccer team will be recieving civilian honors for their efforts. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said arrangements for honoring Richard Harris and Craig Challen are "already underway."