Amulet Market Gone, City Swivels to Flower Market and Banglamphu – Khao Sod, December 1, 2015
Bangkok’s world famous amulet market became a thing of legend yesterday, as city hall’s campaign to reclaim public space pivoted to its next targets: a renowned flower market (Pak Khlong Talad) and the Banglamphu area near Khao San Road.
In its ongoing mission to carry out junta policy to reclaim public space, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, or BMA, yesterday sent workers to clean the streets after 334 stalls were forced to leave the historic neighborhood near the Grand Palace where visitors and shoppers pored over pile after pile of sacred amulets. Street stalls are now absolutely banned in the area…
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