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Maya Bay, Thailand Photograph by Paul Quayle/Getty Images/Axion RM After being devastated by the 2004 tsunami, the Phi Phi archipelago off the coast of Thailand has been restored to its pristine, idyllic state.
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand ShareGrid View And one of these, spectacular, still-under-developed islands still inspire trips
Phuket, Thailand. "It’s been almost seven years since the tsunami hit, and Phuket is decidedly back in business. Many resorts renovated, new ones have opened, the arts scene is on the rise—if anything, the island struggles with overdevelopment in certain areas. The beaches still wow, from serene Hat Nai Harn...to near-deserted Mai Khao Beach...Go inland to ride elephants or ATVs through the lush hills or to wander among the Sino-Portuguese architecture of Phuket Town."