At 10:00 AM, on February 7th, 2024, Thai tourist police and relevant agencies performed an inspection at the Grand Palace, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, in preparation to facilitate incoming tourists.
The police joined forces with the private sector and a representative from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand to prepare for incoming tourists at the Sanam Luang and Grand Palace areas following the Thai government’s Chinese New Year policy by Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin.
Yesterday, February 7th, the Thai police enacted pick-up and drop-off points, and information signboards in multiple languages for tourists at Sanam Luang and the Grand Palace respectively, according to Thai national media.
The policy aimed to enhance Thailand’s tourism image and promote high-quality tourism formats. Furthermore, the Thai government sought to facilitate tourists with convenience and public safety in mind, and crack down on exploitation of tourists, according to Thai national media.
In response to the Thai Prime Minister’s policy, Pol. Gen. Torsak Sukvimol, the commissioner general of the Royal Thai Police, issued an order to Thai tourist police to work proactively to facilitate and monitor the safety of the life and property of the tourists.
The police inspection at the Grand Palace was to keep public order and deter illegal activities in the vicinity, stated Pol. Gen. Torsak.