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Thailand to close popular island Koh Tachai to tourists

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Koh Tachai, in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phang Nga province, is famous for its white-sand beaches; a whale shark seen in the island's waters.
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Koh Tachai, in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phang Nga province, is famous for its white-sand beaches; a whale shark seen in the island's waters.

Bangkok

KOH Tachai, one of Thailand's most beautiful island destinations, will be closed to tourists indefinitely in an attempt to protect it from irreparable harm, the government has announced.

The island, in the Andaman Sea off the coast of Phang Nga province, is famous for its