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In Pictures: Bangkok nightlife after curfew
Though the army has imposed a curfew since taking control, a party atmosphere prevails along Bangkok's Khaosan Road.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2014 10:18
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Bangkok, Thailand - Despite the midnight curfew imposed by Thailand's new military junta, which took over the country's government on May 22, tourists along Bangkok's Khaosan Road continue to party well after the permitted hours.

Some of the main restaurants in the area close at around 15 minutes before midnight, but stalls and bars on the main road can stay open as late as sunrise.

The president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, Piyaman Tejapaibul, has petitioned the junta to lift the curfew in Phuket and other tourist hotspots throughout the country.

Thailand's tourist industry has been in decline due to street protests that have rocked the country since last November.


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DJs play music late into the night on Khaosan Road.



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Local masseurs offer traditional Thai massages after the official curfew.



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Police drive along the party streets to show their presence. They do not enforce the army-imposed curfew.



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McDonald's remains open long after the curfew. 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 Thailand's political crisis.



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The number of tourist arrivals during the first quarter this year dropped 5.85 percent compared with last year. The second quarter - ending on June 30 - saw an 8.75 percent decline from last year.



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In an essay on the "backpacker culture" of Khaosan Road, Susan Orlean called the area "the place to disappear".



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



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Khaosan Road has a reputation as a dancing and party centre for both tourists and young Thais.



/Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera

Young Thais try to earn money by improvising street shows.



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Two foreigners inhale laughing gas sold by street vendors.




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DJs play music late into the night on Khaosan Road.

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Local masseurs offer traditional Thai massages after the official curfew.

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Police drive along the party streets to show their presence. They do not enforce the army-imposed curfew.

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McDonald(***)s remains open long after the curfew. 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 Thailand(***)s political crisis.

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The number of tourist arrivals during the first quarter this year dropped 5.85 percent compared with last year. The second quarter - ending on June 30 - saw an 8.75 percent decline from last year.

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In an essay on the "backpacker culture" of Khaosan Road, Susan Orlean called the area "the place to disappear".

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

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Khaosan Road has a reputation as a dancing and party centre for both tourists and young Thais.

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Young Thais try to earn money by improvising street shows.

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Two foreigners inhale laughing gas sold by street vendors.

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Dj's play music till late night in 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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Dj's play music till late night in Khaosan road,'Khaosan' translates as 'milled rice', a reminder that in former times the street was a major Bangkok rice market.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/2d9db185ab75f86cea8e6ab3aa9105eaLocals masseurs offer thai traditional massages in the street at Khaosan area late after the official curfew timing, officially twelve o'clock.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/2d9db185ab75f86cea8e6ab3aa9105eaVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Locals masseurs offer thai traditional massages in the street at Khaosan area late after the official curfew timing, officially twelve o'clock. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/357d0f142380bc67e57a877d6585eed6Police car drive by the party streets slowly showing their presence but apparently without enforce the curfew imposed by the army.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/357d0f142380bc67e57a877d6585eed6Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Police car drive by the party streets slowly showing their presence but apparently without enforce the curfew imposed by the army. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/9f5535ab75fc309ce9d0cdb29960540aMac donald open long after the curfew time, recently,after anti coup protest where held at Mc Donald in Bangkok downtown the multinational company reiterated in its Facebook that it has maintained neutrality in the face of the political crisis in the country. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/9f5535ab75fc309ce9d0cdb29960540aVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Mac donald open long after the curfew time, recently,after anti coup protest where held at Mc Donald in Bangkok downtown the multinational company reiterated in its Facebook that it has maintained neutrality in the face of the political crisis in the country. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/cdb702c75eecb06faade2a3d52246fa7The number of tourist arrivals during the first quarter this year dropped by 5.85% compared with last year, and the second quarter [which ends June 30] is already 8.75% behind last year.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/cdb702c75eecb06faade2a3d52246fa7Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera The number of tourist arrivals during the first quarter this year dropped by 5.85% compared with last year, and the second quarter [which ends June 30] is already 8.75% behind last year. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/9f0e2a96966aa3e5d1753fa75ff77bcf

In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road, Susan Orlean called it 'The Place to Disappear.'

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In an essay on the backpacker culture of Khaosan Road, Susan Orlean called it 'The Place to Disappear.'

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/50ea81b88bc3d0ba198bca91e3952800Transport during the curfew hours in the city it is official ban, taxi and motorickshaw charge after midnight double price of the usual tariff.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/50ea81b88bc3d0ba198bca91e3952800Vincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Transport during the curfew hours in the city it is official ban, taxi and motorickshaw charge after midnight double price of the usual tariff. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/2ee2d7564cdf38f26eebd9b066f5ba6dKhaosan area is internationally known as a center of dancing and partying in Bangkok.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/2ee2d7564cdf38f26eebd9b066f5ba6dVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Khaosan area is internationally known as a center of dancing and partying in Bangkok. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/c23ab8f8c6960d4007b3859239fd45eaYoung thais comes to Khaosan area to make some money by improvising street shows.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/c23ab8f8c6960d4007b3859239fd45eaVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Young thais comes to Khaosan area to make some money by improvising street shows. http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/153b91923a2e5c4bc4f0477903baba8dTwo foreigners inhaling laughing gas which is sold in the street by local vendors.http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Bangkok_/slideshow/no-caption/153b91923a2e5c4bc4f0477903baba8dVincenzo Floramo/Al Jazeera Two foreigners inhaling laughing gas which is sold in the street by local vendors.


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