Khao San Road to fully reopen in September

Khao San Road, one of Bangkok’s most famous tourist thoroughfares, is set to reopen fully next month after undergoing a major facelift during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Under a new space management plan, a total of 480 street vendors will be allowed to trade every day in two seven-hour shifts, from 9am-4pm and 5pm-midnight.

They will have to set up their stalls in designated areas 16 metres wide and over 400 metres on each side of the road, according to a report revealed at a meeting in Phra Nakhon district yesterday that was attended by Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang and other executives.

The meeting discussed how the busy road would reopen after being closed for several months. Only a few vendors have so far returned to work amid the severe downturn caused by the borders being shut to foreign tourists.

Under the new rules each stall will be 1.5 metres wide and two metres long, with 240 street vendors will be allowed to work per shift.

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