Domestic tourists packed into Lan Po Public Park in Naklua over the long holiday weekend, feasting on seafood and fine weather.
Bangkokians and visitors from nearby provinces formed the majority of tourists to the city over the July 16-20 break for Asalaha Bucha Day and Khao Phansa, the start of Buddhist Lent.
Lan Pho market vendors were able to smile again with the mass numbers of tourists, as business was great for most of them. People preferred fresh seafood that the market had to offer and preferred to sit around the park and enjoy the scenery.
Sunee Rodsupa, owner of the Hieng fresh squid restaurant, said July 18 the park was packed since Saturday and was expected to remain so through end of the long five-day holiday.
Prices were normal and she didn’t wish to put anything up for the market since the massive number of customers eliminates the need to gouge people. She even had to set out more chairs and tables on some occasions as the customers came in large family groups as well as workmates and others.
One visitor, Kobkarn Emjung, said she is a regular visitor to Lan Pho Park and Naklua from Bangkok. She added that Naklua is one of most recommended places to come for fresh seafood and to chill.
It is only about an hour’s drive from where she works and she planned to stay until the break was over. The food is cheap, the weather is not too bad and there’s just a lot to do or see during her break, she said.