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Floating football field keeps Thai tourism blues at bay

BIG DRAW: The 16-by-25- metre floating football pitch has become something of a national treasure for Thailand.

Koh Panyee, Thailand

WITH its stunning limestone cliffs towering over stilt houses surrounded by azure waters, the island of Panyee is a typical Thai paradise. But it's not mother nature drawing tourists here - it's a floating football pitch.

Thailand's tourism industry has taken a