Maya Bay: Saving paradise 瑪雅灣:拯救天堂般美麗的海灘

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Maya Bay: Saving paradise 瑪雅灣:拯救天堂般美麗的海灘

學習要點

有關 「tourism 旅遊業」 的詞彙

邊看邊答

How long is the beach closed to tourists for?

文字稿

From the air, its beauty is breathtaking. Sheer limestone towers soaring out of an impossibly turquoise sea. A landscape so dazzling it starred in a Hollywood movie.
從空中看,它美得讓人窒息。陡峭的石灰岩塔聳立在極其碧綠色的海洋中。由於景色美不勝收,它還被搬上了好萊塢螢幕。

But the movie brought fame and popularity, so that the famous beach began to be crushed under the weight of visitors numbering thousands each day.
但隨著電影帶來的知名度和人氣,這片有名的沙灘開始被每天成千上萬的遊客踩踏得喘不過氣來。

Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Marine scientist
Before, we crossed [the] Maya Bay, sometimes there were more than 200 boats inside the bay, this small bay that you see. [And there is not] look like a bay, it looked like a floating market.

Thon Thamrongnawasawa 海洋科學家
「以前,我們穿過瑪雅灣,有時候海灣裡有二百多艘船,就是你看到的這個小灣裡。看起來不像一處海灣,而像一個水上市場。」

Tourists can still come to the mouth of Maya Bay, but their only view of the beach is a distant one.
遊客們仍然可以到瑪雅灣的入海口參觀,但只能從遠處看到沙灘的景色。

We followed a team from the National Parks Department who’d come to see how well the marine life is recovering. Mostly, we saw only dead and broken coral. This is the damage done by years of uncontrolled tourism. The new coral is embedded back in the bay floor. It will need many years to mature, but already there are visible improvements.
我們跟隨國家公園野生動物和植被保護廳的一組團隊上島,他們來察看海洋生命的恢復情況。我們看到的大多是已經死亡和碎裂的珊瑚。這是多年不受監管的旅遊業造成的破壞。新的珊瑚被重新埋入灣底。它們需要很多年才能生長成熟,但現在已經有了明顯的改善。

The sudden closure of this region’s most famous tourist attraction has not been popular with local entrepreneurs. They agree that there were too many visitors, but not with the response.
突然關閉這個地區最著名的旅遊景點並沒有受到當地企業家的歡迎。他們雖然同意這裡遊客過多,但並不贊成有關部門的應對方法。

The initial closure was for four months – now it’s indefinite. There is a plan for the boats to dock on the other side of the island for tourists to walk to the beach.
最初的關閉時間是四個月,而現在變成了無限期關閉。有一個方案是讓船隻停靠在島的另一邊,讓遊客步行去沙灘。

In truth, no one really knows how to balance the preservation of this fragile landscape with the desire of millions to see it.
事實上,沒有人真正知道如何在保護好這裡脆弱的風景和讓數百萬人一睹其美景之間取得平衡。

詞彙

landscape 風景、景色

tourists 遊客

tourist attraction 旅遊勝地,觀光景點

to dock 停靠

preservation 保護

問題答案

The initial closure was for four months, but for now, it is closed indefinitely.