It was recently announced that the street food in Bankok was being shut down. While there are still plans to manage it, it’s possible that the favorite tourist area will remain in some form.
The original statement said that the government was “now working to get rid of stalls from all 50 districts of Bangkok. There will be no let-up in this operation. Every street vendor will have to move out.”
But then a follow-up Facebook post stated that:
“Tourist-heavy areas of Khao San Road and Yaowarat were next on the list to be cleared of street food stalls but in an announcement on Facebook, Thailand’s Minister for Tourism, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, effectively reversed the decision.”
The food stalls are extremely popular with tourist as well as locals who eat out during the day, but they are unpopular with people who find it an annoyance that the stalls cover sidewalks and other busy areas.