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Khao San Road: It's as quiet as the grave after order is brought to "landmark" Bangkok street

 

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Bringing order: It's as quiet as a cemetery

 

Thai Rath once again went to Khao San Road and posed the question: Was bringing order to the famous landmark street a good idea?

 

They pretty much answered their own question after talking to tourists and traders who gave a resounding "No way!"

 

Their headline said that Khao San had been turned into a graveyard of quietness during the day when footpath trading is banned.

 

Traders have only been able to set up stalls from 6pm to midnight.

 

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Before

 

Before tourists flocked to the area as it was vibrant from 9am until 2am.

 

Now Thai Rath said the tourists are confused. News has spread on social media. Those looking for the flavor of Thailand at the area's street food stalls are disappointed.

 

People hoping to browse in the once familiar markets are finding nothing but city tumbleweed.

 

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After

 

It is a landmark no more.

 

Traders are feeling the pinch and running into debt as they don't have the time to make a decent living or the same amount of customers any more.

 

The Bangkok authority have promised to look into the matter but the future of Khao San Road is doubtful to say the least.

 

The price of bringing order looks like the end of the road for Khao San, they lamented.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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46 minutes ago, webfact said:

Their headline said that Khao San had been turned into a graveyard of quietness during the day when footpath trading is banned.

Pesky foreigners have left...

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20 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

It would be nice to think that the powers that be, actually had enough intelligence to understand what they have done.

One of the most visited destinations effectively destroyed by stupidity and the need to try to make things clean and orderly.

Which no one visiting there wanted.

I think that was the point .

They didnt want masses of street vendors and the hippy king of foreigners that it attracted .

They want "clean & orderly" , rather than dirty and chaotic .

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8 minutes ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

Well there's another big bunch of votes the current mismanage-rs of the country just lost, IF we ever have an election that is, of course.

They seem to have the opposite of the Midas touch, in that everything they get involved with turns from gold to crap.

Obviously been taking lessons from UK Gov?

 

Seriously, though when puritanism takes hold, it's surprising how popularity goes up in some countries.  I dare say the General will have it in hand.

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