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Thailand's tourism resources dwindle ahead of reopening

Bangkok's popular night market closes indefinitely as delta pandemic hurts economy

The Train Night Market Ratchada, which used to attract many Bangkok residents and international tourists, is one of the most recent business victims of the coronavirus. (File photo by Shinya Sawai)

BANGKOK -- Tourist attractions are gradually disappearing ahead of Thailand's full reopening for vaccinated visitors in mid-October as the epidemic of the delta strain bruises Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.

The Train Night Market Ratchada, Bangkok's popular twilight flea market, known as Talaat Rot Fai, became one of the most recent business victims of the coronavirus. It had been scheduled to resume operation on Aug. 1 after closing temporarily due to the government's COVID-19 restrictions, but now will close indefinitely instead.

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