When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: ShutterstockWhen the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: Shutterstock
When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: Shutterstock

Bangkok street food vendors’ removal sparks debate about whether Thai capital’s food culture can survive

Loss of a signature feature of the city, ostensibly to clear footpaths for pedestrians, divides residents and visitors

Topic |   Asia travel
When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: ShutterstockWhen the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: Shutterstock
When the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration announced that it intended to purge the city’s streets of food vendors it stirred up a lot of anger. Photo: Shutterstock
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