A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Bangkok’s Khao San Road is preparing to ‘reopen’ – will it ever be the same again?

  • After a US$1.54 million facelift, the notorious party street is being promoted as ‘a safe place to go for those worried about Covid-19’
  • But the businesses that line the 410-metre stretch worry for their futures without the international tourists they rely on

A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
A lone tuk-tuk driver waits for customers on Bangkok’s Khao San Road, empty of tourists amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.