Supreme Court orders Forestry Dept to restore Maya Bay

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The Bangkok Post

Damaged during filming of “The Beach” 24 years ago The Supreme Court had ordered the Forestry Department to restore Maya Bay, which was environmentally damaged during the shooting of the famed movie “The Beach” 24 years ago The ruling was read out at the Civil Court on Tuesday. “The Beach” was filmed in Thailand in 1998 with the majority of the shooting on Maya Bay Beach, amid allegations of ecological vandalism when imported palms were planted to make the “perfect” beach even more perfect. The area was later also damaged by the tsunami of 2004. Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling followed earlier …

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