Murder in paradise: Inside Thailand's "death island"
This Thai island hides a dark secret
When we think of islands in Thailand, what comes to mind are images of exotic beaches, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear water. One of the world's tourist hot spots, Thailand has become a popular destination, and almost a rite of passage for backpackers who venture into Southeast Asia.
The promise of the vacation of a lifetime attracts thousands of tourists to Thailand, and the Thai islands' breathtaking scenery and buzzing party scene are some of the things that make tourists want to tick the country out of their travel bucket list.
But not all Thai islands are alike. One in particular, Koh Tao, was dubbed Thailand's "death island" for a very dark reason. In recent years, many tourists have paid the ultimate price for visiting the island—they've lost their lives.
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