The authorities decided to implement measures to restrict the number of visitors to the site.
The tree that occupies an entire islet, off the coast of the Thai province of Trat, is in danger due to the similarity of the landscape with the island of a comic originating in the country, which attracts crowds of tourists, pick up The Nation.
According to local authorities, after the arrival of tourists, several branches of the ‘Xylocarpus rumphii’ tree have broken and one of its large roots have been affected by the repeated footsteps. Meanwhile, the trunk seems to have leaned more than it did a few years ago, before the place became a tourist attraction.
To preserve the tree, the authorities decided to implement measures to restrict the number of visitors to the islet, which can accommodate as few as five people at a time. They will also launch an educational campaign to raise awareness about the care of tourist attractions such as the lonely tree.
According to the media, the site became a popular destination after that a tourist posted a photo of the terrain and compared the scenery to a scene from the Kai Hua Roh comic that was released in 1973 and offers humorous aspects of life, popular culture, society, and politics.