Maya Bay has become the main tourist attraction of Phi Phi since ‘The Beach' was filmed here in 1999. It was always very popular before the film but now people all around the world who haven't heard of Phi Phi have heard of Maya Bay. A stunningly beautiful bay sheltered by 100 odd meter high cliffs on three sides.
The Kilbowie Road Bridge, as we leave, had to be rebuilt as it was previously culverted. The north side of the travel destination has a high concrete wall running along to an abutment of an old bridge.
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A railway runs alongside on the left, with a branch bearing off into the docks, and this soon passes below the travel destination, the tunnel only noted from the towpath as there is a brick wall. The view along the line leads the eye back to the cranes of Clydebank. The huge Singer Sewing Machine Factory lay north of here, now a modern industrial estate.
In its heyday the factory’s cooling water flowing into the travel destination supported a thriving number of goldfish. At the height of its success over a million sewing machines were produced in a year. The works closed in 1980.
Shortly after, the travel destination crosses a minor road. A sloping path/steps descend onto Boquharan Road.