Tourists Trashed This Thai Island, So The Government Shut It Down
Thailand's island of Koh Tachai will be closed to tourists because waves of visitors were hurting the island's ecosystems.By Melissa Prax | May 18, 2016
Paradise is about to be off-limits — at least on Thailand's Koh Tachai island.
And you can blame too many tourists. The government said all the visitors are taking a toll on the island, which is part of a national park.
In March of last year, bar owners were told to shut down their taprooms and tourists were limited to 200 per day to protect the island.