One of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand, the Similan Islands will be closing for five months from May 16, as announced by The Department of National Parks (DNP).
Many of the marine national parks along the Andaman coast will be shut for a brief period during which the nature will get time to recover the damages done by extensive tourism, said the head of Mu Koh Similan National Park, Ruamsin Manajongprasert.
The Similan crowed by tourists are taking their turn to visit this beautiful island before it closes.
Apart from giving nature a chance to revive, the islands pose great threats due to strong winds and waves during the monsoon. Thus this will initiative will also safeguard tourists from accidents.
Once the islands are temporarily shut, the officers of the national park will keep watchful eyes to prevent any tourist from trespassing and also illegal fishing around Koh Bon- a small island between Koh Similan and Koh Ta Chai.
Every year during the monsoon, the officials close the islands.
Source : Nation
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