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Scenic island bays in the Andaman Sea off Krabi province, which had been temporarily closed, are reopening to tourism.
Tanya Netithammakul, director general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, said Tachai Bay in Similan islands and Maya Bay in Pipi islands off Krabi will reopen on 15 October after they had been earlier found critically deteriorated and closed.
However, the number of visitors to the bays will be limited daily in bid to contain the volume of garbage and keep the natural resources from being damaged, he said. A large number of travelers have visited Tachai Bay to view coral reefs and aquatic animals.
The department is yet to take steps to restore those natural resources on the tourist island bays, he added.