A Thai national park official has warned tourists after a foreigner climbed without any equipment on a cliff in the famous Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park.
Photos of the unidentified foreigner free climbing went viral on a Krabi Facebook group. The foreigner was climbing on a cliff without any safety equipment at the Rai Lay Bay in Ao Nang. A long-tail boat catering to tourists was nearby with other foreigners waiting down in the sea.
The head of the Hat Noppharat Thara – Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park Mr.Teekawut Sriburin told the Phuket Express that they are investigating the incident as climbing on the cliff is very dangerous and banned.
Teekawat is also looking for the identity of the captain of the tourist long-tailed boat as they did not stop the foreigner from free climbing.
The incident has caused outrage on some Thai social media forums with many posters stating the foreigner should be charged, although it was not immediately clear what legal charges would be applied over the incident.