Thailand: Tourists Party On Despite Curfew

Collection with 14 media items created by vincenzo floramo

06 Jun 2014 08:52

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Bangkok After Midnight Curfew 1
Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. A young woman out for a nighttime party in Bangkok. Despite the military curfew, street side drink vendors and DJ's are allowed to operate through the night in areas frequented by tourists. Thai's and foreigners alike take advantage of these concessions and continue to party as if the curfew does not exist. Thai Army commander in chief and head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, said the curfew was still needed but vowed to ease the security measures when the situation improves.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Young Thais try to make some money by improvising street shows on Khaosan Road.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Khaosan Road is internationally known as a center for dancing and partying in Bangkok.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Police drive among party goers in Bangkok. They do not enforce the curfew.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Transport is officially banned during curfew hours, taxi and motorcycles charge double price after midnight.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. DJs play music until very late at night on Khaosan Road. "Khaosan" translates as "milled rice", a reminder that in former times the street was a major Bangkok rice market.

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By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Two foreigners inhale laughing gas sold by local street vendors.

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Bangkok After Midnight Curfew 11
Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Local masseurs offer Thai massages on the street after curfew.

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Bangkok After Midnight Curfew 7
Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. The number of tourist arrivals during the first quarter of this year dropped by 5.85% compared with last year. The second quarter - ending June 30 - is already 8.75% lower than last year.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road, American journalist Susan Orlean called it "the place to disappear."

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Foreigners drink beer and spirits at night on Khaosan Road. More than 50 nations have issued travel warnings urging their citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Thailand.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. McDonald's open long after curfew time. After anti-coup protests were held at a McDonald's in downtown Bangkok, the multinational company reiterated on its Facebook that it continues to maintain neutrality in the country's political crisis.

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Bangkok After Midnight Curfew 9
Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
30 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. Two foreigners inhale laughing gas sold by local street vendors.

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Bangkok, Khao san RD
By vincenzo floramo
31 May 2014

Bangkok, Thailand. The biggest pubs and bars on Khaosan Road close around midnight. However, dance clubs, streets stalls and food vendors stay open well after permitted hours.