Contest #753 – Maya Bay Beach, Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand

Maya Bay, Thailand by Mike Clegg Photography.jpg

The 2000 movie “The Beach” was partially filmed here, and what they did there created a lot of controversy for the filmmakers. 20th Century Fox bulldozed part of the beach to make it appear more “paradise-like”. Although they promised to return the beach to it’s pre-filming pristine condition, they never made good on that. Combined with the increased traffic to the beach because of the publicity from the movie, quite a bit of ecological damage was done. Then the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami came and everyone forgot about it.

Those who found this site before the hint:

  • Eloy Cano
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  • Paul Voestermans
  • Tamas Ny
  • Lighthouse
  • Martin de Bock
  • Garfield
  • Graham Hedley
  • Phil Ower
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Hilde Lambeir

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  • Andreas Meister
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