Too Much of a Good Thing

Tourism can be good for a region. It can help develop its infrastructure, embolden its indigenous culture, provide its people with a higher standard of living and create funds to protect the environment. But like anything tourists can also prove to be too much of a good thing and under the weight of heavy traffic, fragile areas can become compromised. Fortunately Thai authorities have recognized this in Koh Tachai and are taking action.

On Sunday, much like other marine national parks in the country that close down during the monsoon, Koh Tachai — one of Thailand’s most idyllic and popular tourist spots — stopped receiving visitors. However, unlike other islands that would reopen to tourists in October, Koh Tachai will not. Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

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