China Town, Khao San Road areas to be transformed into organised street food areas

The government is planning to transform Bangkok’s China Town and Khao San Road into well-organised areas for street food vendors. “We will allow street stalls, as long as they comply with our regulations on zoning, stall designs, green packaging and hygienic standards,” Second Lieutenant Pornchanok Amphan, a spokeswoman for the Defence Ministry, said at a press conference on April 19. She said the decision had been made by the country’s fifth reform steering committee. For example, she said, stalls in the China Town, or Yaowarat, area should be in the style of Chinese pavilions, while stalls on Khao San Road should be designed as Thai pavilions. 

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