Naklua Walking Street returns

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After promising to fix the problems that led to last January’s shut down of the Old Town Walking Street project in Naklua, city officials plan to once again revive the project beginning November 6.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and friends announce the Old Town Walking Street project will be revived this weekend.

The market will be held in the Lan Po area, spanning from the Naklua Road Bodhi tree to Naklua Bridge, and running from 4 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from November 6 through February 20.

A pet project of Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome, Naklua Old Town is supposed to harken back to the fishing village’s early years, offering locally made goods and an old-time atmosphere, but this time adding more seafood and a stage featuring popular Thai singers, traditional Thai music and traditional Thai dance.

The aim of the project is to boost tourism to the area for this coming high season, something it was successful doing the last time around.  However, because of complaints of traffic snarls and a parking nightmare, officials have promised secure parking in the area.

Vendors are also being asked to wear traditional clothing and wrap food traditionally, such as in banana leaves rather than plastic bags.

The mayor said that featured food will include Hoy Jor, coconut milk custard in small porcelain cups, special seafood noodles from Naklua recipes, dry seafood products, and handmade products.

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