Authorities Mull Limiting Visitors to Similan Islands

 Authorities Mull Limiting Visitors to Similan Islands

Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea just off the coast of Thailand. Photo: Simon.

PHANG NGA — Authorities in Phang Nga province are considering limiting the number of tourists on the Similan islands to 250 people per day in an effort to stem overcrowding on the national park land.

Nat Kongkasorn, head of the Similan National Park, said at a meeting with tour operators yesterday that there have been numerous complaints on social media about the impact tourists are having on the islands’ natural environment.

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