Thai officials are debating how much access the public should have to Sanam Luang

Thai officials are debating how much access the public should have to Sanam Luang

After a governor candidate running under the Move Forward Party advocated removing fences around Sanam Luang, another official has defended keeping them and restricting access to the ‘public’ park.

After a governor candidate running under the Move Forward Party advocated removing fences around Sanam Luang, another official has defended keeping them and restricting access to the ‘public’ park.

The park has a long history, with its auspicious location and role in the life of Thailand’s royal family and ceremonies, as well as a location for protests and the low point, the ‘Thammasat University Massacre’ in 1976 (more about that later).

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