The local vendors banned from setting up shop and selling food and drinks on Na Jomtien Beach in June have been relocated and are now open for business again.
Vendors may be still miffed by having to move but it’s good news for tourists and travelers who now have more space to enjoy the golden sands, instead of having to sidestep stalls, chairs, tables, and scattered refuse.
Local authorities announced they were going to ban all local vendors from setting up their shops on the beach on June 27, but also promised they would find a suitable location for the hawkers and peddlers affected by the measure. And yesterday, the media reported that the former Na Jomtien Beach vendors had been relocated to the opposite side of the beach to a new street food market situated in Soi Jomtien 16. Opening hours are from 5pm to 11pm every day.
The media reported that most Chon Buri residents and tourists were happy with the new arrangement. They can buy food and drinks from the vendors, and go and sit on a mat or beach chair with their food and enjoy the beach vibes without cluttering the beach.
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