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15 travel destinations being ruined by tourism

By: Bryan Nelson on June 4, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Phi Phi Islands

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Phi Phi Islands

The islands came to worldwide prominence when they were featured in the 2000 British-American film "The Beach" (to this day, filmmakers are being blamed for damaging the local environment), and today they are one of the major destinations for visitors to Thailand. This picturesque place still has pristine beaches and clear water, but it may not have them for long if resort development and travelers continue to flock here en masse.