Thai National Park Officials Warn Tourists After Foreigner Free Climbs Cliff in Krabi

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Krabi –

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.

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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.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.