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The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea, will be closed to all visitors for four months annually starting this June to allow for the recovery of the damaged coral reefs and sea life. The beach receives an average of 200 boats and 4,000 visitors each day.Boracay drew more than 1 million tourists last year mostly from Asia, the United States and Europe.When Maya Bay reopens, the department will set a daily limit of 2,000 tourists, while boats will no longer be allowed to anchor there and will have to dock on the opposite side of the island at floating piers.The number of visitors the beach has been seeing is unsustainable, and a temporary closure is better than nothing, Thon said. More than 35 million tourists visited Thailand last year, compared to around 10 million when "The Beach" premiered in 2000 .
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