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Khao San Road: It’s as quiet as the grave after order is brought to “landmark” Bangkok street

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.

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.

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.

Thai Visa /Thai Rath

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