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Behold, One Of The Last Unspoiled Islands In The World

06/24/2014 09:18 am ET | Updated Jun 24, 2014
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Some real places look so unreal. That's certainly the case with Koh Yao Noi, one of the few undeveloped islands still left in Thailand. Such spots pose a problem: do you visit, leaving the setting a little more spoilt than when you came, or never step foot there out of conscientiousness?

Luckily, there is a third option. Filmed by director Phillip Bloom while on vacation, the five-and-a-half-minute video below meanders through Koh Yao Noi, with shots of unbroken beaches, long solitary roads, and kids having a ball with Bloom's flying camera.

Bloom previously wound his way through Chicago's canal system and Lake Michigan in a time-lapse video that also went viral. As he explains on his blog, he shot the Thailand footage while on vacation, and we couldn't be more thankful/envious.

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  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.
  • Random International. Rain Room. Installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, as part of MoMA PS1's EXPO 1: New York, 2013. Photo: Charles Roussel.

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