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Tourism officials in Thailand intend to suggest additional hours for tourist areas to close

A new curfew for nightclubs in popular areas will be proposed by Thailand’s tourism officials. This year, controversy has frequently surrounded Thailand’s “official” midnight venue closure times. This year, the last call was made at 11 o’clock. He asserted that the ministry plans to bring the idea to the CCSA next month (September). If the CCSA and provincial governors accepted, the 4am shutdown hour would start in October, according to Phiphat. After numerous entertainment providers complained about how much this had hurt their businesses, the closing time was adjusted to midnight. Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn stated that this new closure hour would only apply to locations that are well-liked by tourists from abroad. The opening hour extensions, he clarified, “would be in certain zones in tourist areas including Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Walking Street in Pattaya, and Bangla Road in Patong.

The amount of tourists who are allowed to dance the night away will depend on how many tourists arrive during Thailand’s “peak season,” which lasts from October to December. The Tourism and Sports Minister plans to suggest that the closing time in some places be lowered to 4am due to the impending “high season” in October. The final modification to the closing time, from 1am to 2am, was made in June. The “unofficial” closure hour has, of course, been a little later than this for a while.


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