Sat, December 04, 2021


Let those shoes do the walking as pedestrian streets launched nationwide

The government is continuing with its policy to open walking streets nationwide to stimulate the economy and promote tourism.

Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha launched the first of the pedestrian passages on December 15 in Bangkok, namely at Silom, Yaowarat, and Khao San, with other walking streets outside the capital officially opening on December 22.

Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha

The Walking [email protected] is open Sunday from midday to midnight for the next year and features into six zones, from Silom on the Rama IV side to the Nararom intersection
1. The art street will feature various activities, such as street music, street performances, hip-hop dance, graffiti art, contemporary art, craftsmanship, and street art.
2. The must-eat street will feature traditional foods and famous Thai desserts.
3. The must-see street will feature local products, such as products from various villages and markets, street food, fresh seafood, Geographical Indication (GI) products, and products under the Blue Flag scheme.
4. The old generation street will feature music and entertainment activities, as well as performances.
5. The must-walk street will feature outstanding products in Bangkok that are for sale.
6. The citizen street will feature various food stands manned by popular restaurant in Bangkok, I including Michelin Star eateries and popular restaurants in the centre of the city.

Walking Street@Silom, Bangkok
Below is the list of walking streets by region that people can enjoy every Sunday throughout the next year.

Kuang Mueng Nan walking street (Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Sports)
The northern region

1. Siri Chit Road in Kamphaeng Phet
2. Chiang Rai Night Bazaar in Chiang Rai
3. Three Kings Monument in Chiang Mai
4. Sawan Withi and Kad Nang Yong Roads in Tak
5. Tonnam Chao Phraya Road in Nakhon Sawan
6. Kuang Mueng Nan Walking Street in Nan
7. Chai-Kwan Road in Phayao
8. Saphan Ruam Chai Road in Phichit
9. Phutthabucha Road in Phitsanulok
10. Phetchabun, Khao Kho, and Thailom Walking Streets in Phetchabun
11. Phrae Walking Street and Khamlue Road in Phrae
12. Pai Walking Street in Mae Hong Son
13. the road along the Wang River in Lampang
14. Rob Muang Nai Road in front of Wat Phra That Hariphunchai Temple in Lamphun
15. Plern Thani Walking Street in Sukhothai
16. Pratuchai Road at Phraya Phichai Dab Hak Sport Stadium in Uttaradit
17. Farmer's Market Baanrai Organic Walking Street in Uthai Thani

Nakhon Phanom walking street (Photo Credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand)
The northeastern region 

1. Phra That Yaku Archaeological Site in Kalasin
2. Rob Bueng Thung Sang Road in Khon Kaen
3. Chaiyaphum Walking Street beside Chaiyaphum Municipality Youth Centre in Chaiyaphum
4. Nakhon Phanom Walking Street in Nakhon Phanom
5. Suan Mak Night Bazaar in Nakhon Ratchasima
6. Khao Mao Rim Khong Road in Bueng Kan
7. Rom Buri Road in front of Old Buri Ram Provincial Governor House in Buri Ram
8. Maha Sarakham Night Bazaar in Maha Sarakham
9. Mook Muang Mai Road in Mukdahan
10. Phaya Thaen Public Park in Yasothon
11. Ratchuprakan Road in Roi Et
12. Chiang Khan Walking Street in Loei
13. Marie-Nong Kaen Road in Si Sa Ket
14. Phu Phan Museum in Sakon Nakhon
15. Kotchasarn Road in Surin
16. Kaem Kong Road in Nong Khai
17. Nakhon Khuean Khan Road in Nong Bua Lam Phu
18. Amnat Charoen Walking Street at Ming Mongkol Park in Amnat Charoen
19. Udon Thani Walking Street in Udon Thani
20. Sri Narong Walking Street in Ubon Ratchathani

Krabi walking street (Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Sports) The southern region

1. Krabi Walking Street in Krabi
2. Poraminmanka Road at the multipurpose yard in front of Chumphon Municipality Office in Chumphon
3. Ruenrom Road in Trang
4. Chai Chumphon Road in Nakhon Si Thammarat
5. Takua Pa Road in Phangnga
6. Phatthalung Municipality Office in Phatthalung
7. Lard Yai Walking Street in Phuket
8. Ban Ngao Walking Street in Ranong
9. Niphat Uthit 3 Road in Songkhla
10. Bypass Road in Satun
11. Ban Don Floating Market in Surat Thani
12. Phu Pha Phakdi Road in Narathiwat
13. The Walking Street along the Pattani River in Pattani
14. Ban Khlong Sai Nai Walking Street in Yala

Yomjinda walking street, Rayong (Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Sports)
The eastern region

1. Tha Chang Market in Chanthaburi
2. Suan Somdet Road in Chachoengsao
3. Bang Saen Sai 2 Road in Chon Buri
4. Rhak Muang and Thana Chareon Roads in Trat
5. Thongchai Road at Chaloem Prakiarti Rama 9 Park in Nakhon Nayok
6. Namuang Road in Prachin Buri
7. Yomjinda Walking Street and Rayong Province Stadium in Rayong
8. Bamrung Rat Road in Sa Kaeo

Pak Phraek walking street, Kanchanaburi (Photo Credit: Ministry of Tourism and Sports)
The central region

1. Pak Phraek Road in Kanchanaburi
2. Prom Prasert Road in Chai Nat
3. Dvaravati Sri Nakhon Pathom Walking Street in Nakhon Pathom
4. Nonthaburi Pier in Nonthaburi
5. Pathum Thani Square Walking Street in Pathum Thani
6. The beach road along Prachuap Khiri Khan Bay in Prachuap Khiri Khan
7. Bang Ian Road in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
8. Phetchaburi Walking Street beside Phetchaburi Provincial Governor House in Phetchaburi
9. Rat Pracha Pattana Dam in Ratchaburi
10. Thepsatri Road in Lop Buri
11. The road along Bang Nam Phueng Canal in Samut Prakan
12. Samut Songkhram City Hall and the road along the Mae Klong River in Samut Songkhram
13. Samut Sakhon Walking Street in Samut Sakhon
14. Train Market in Saraburi
15. R.E. 130 Walking Street in Sing Buri
16. Athiwara Road in Suphan Buri
17. San Chao Rong Thong Market in Ang Thong

Published : December 24, 2019

By : The Nation