Wanlop Suwandee, chief adviser to Bangkok's governor, said officials are "now working to get rid of stalls from all 50 districts of Bangkok" and return the pavements to pedestrians. "There will be no let-up in this operation. Every street vendor will have to move out," he said in comments reported by the local Nation news portal. For decades Bangkok, the most visited city in the world, has promoted itself as a key destination for the food-obsessed. Locals and foreigners dine on plastic chairs at folding tables, slurping steaming noodles at street food eateries that stay open until dawn. Such move came as a part of Thailand junta's campaign to "clean up" and "return happiness" to the country, focusing on issues such as late night drinking, corruption and the sex trade.
Bangkok food tour after the street stall ban. My favourite chicken noodle soup spot: pic.twitter.com/Lb7jP07oIlApril 18, 2017