Phuket tourists split over virgin beaches: Poll

The recent revelation by Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan that he will start taking steps to have all beaches in Phuket cleared of vendors and returned to “virgin” status has received a mixed reaction among expats and foreign visitors in an online poll by The Phuket News. The current ruling is called the “10 percent zone,” which means that 10 percent of beaches may be occupied by vendors. This was introduced by Phuket’s previous Governor, Chamroen Tipayapongtada. However, the “beach rules” in Phuket specifically apply only in Phuket. The 10 percent rule does not…Read more

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