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The famous setting for Leonardo DiCaprio's movie 'The Beach' has closed to tourists for four months.
Maya Bay used to be an undisturbed haven, before it became a major tourist attraction.
Maya Bay has been a tourist hotspot since Leonardo DiCaprio film 'The Beach' became a huge hit in 2000.
The iconic setting is instantly recognisable from the unique rock formation and crystal clear waters.
Back in 2000 Maya Bay, which is located on Thai Island Phi Phi Leh, used to be a quiet, idyllic setting.
Danny Boyle used the location for popular movie The Beach, in which Leonardo DiCaprio starred.
However, it has since become one of the biggest tourist hotspots in Asia, bringing in over 5000 tourists every single day.
The intense tourism has caused the Island to shut down for four months, which started on June 1st this year.
The closing of Maya Bay will allow the coral reef to slowly repair from years and years of tourism-related damage.
Most people visit for the photos, but some still leave litter behind, adding to the already intense pollution from the constant arrival of boats.
The constant arrival of tourist boats is pumping extreme levels of pollution into the Bay's waters.
Those who are after the perfect selfie will have to wait until September, when Maya Bay will reopen - although there will be a limit of 2000 visitors per day.