Phuket Similan Islands are closed for Tourists

Recently two of the most popular Similan islands have been closed for the public in order to prevent further environmental damages and give them time to recover to the damage that has been done.

Similan and Surin islands in Phang Nga province, both national parks, have been closed for five months in response to massive destruction caused visitors trampling its natural treasures.

The popular tourist attraction has become a cemetery of coral reefs, according to underwater photos shared online, prompting officials to close the two parks May 15 through October 15 in hope nature will recover.

Judging from the photos, they may have to consider adding another 10,000 years or so to achieve that.

After the park will open again officials will strictly control how many tourists can come to visit each day and will fine speedboats which don’t keep the rules with 1000 THB.

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