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With water shortages marring the appeal of its dazzling beaches, Thailand is struggling to battle heatwaves

The recent onslaught of a deadly heatwave has strained Koh Phi Phi island's water resources Photo: Shutterstock

With its stunning beaches and clear waters, Thailand remains a favourite among travellers looking for tropical getaways. However, amidst their pristine appeal, a severe water shortage as a consequence of a sweeping heatwave across Asia has become a significant issue. Off the west coast of southern Thailand, the Koh Phi Phi archipelago draws hundreds of thousands of visitors annually with its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. Yet, the recent onslaught of a deadly heatwave and prolonged dry spells have strained the islands' water resources.