Koh Tachai stopped receiving visitors on Sunday and will not reopen as is customary in October. The island is designated as a “primitive zone,” not a park, according to the parks department’s announcement. “People are visiting this island, and it’s too overcrowded. t’s too much for the island to take. It has deteriorated, and it is necessary to close it down to allow the conditions around the island, both land and marine, to recover without interference from tourists’ activity. Otherwise, it may cause great damage.” Thanya Netithammakun, the department’s general director, said to the media. The government is prepared to resist tourist activities that harmed the country’s natural resources.