Once bustling, Chiang Mai tourist areas are now deserted

Thai news agency MCOT has become the latest media outlet to bemoan the devastating effect of the coronavirus (Covid-19) on Thai tourism, after their reporters went to the once thriving area of Nimmanhaemin.

Online blurbs about the area still describe it as having “buzzing dining and nightlife, hip cafes, fashion boutiques and a weekend craft market.”

But a month after the start of the ban on international group travel by the Chinese government, the area is deserted. (See video HERE)

Once bustling, Chiang Mai tourist areas are now deserted | News by Thaiger

MCOT says that there used to be 5000-6000 Chinese arriving daily at the northern city’s airport.

Now it is just a trickle: less than 100 on some days.

SOURCE: thaivisa | MCOT

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