The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is working with a number of tourism associations on extending operating hours for attractions, especially those along the Chao Phraya River, to encourage longer stays in the Thai capital among travellers.
According to a Bangkok Post report, governor Chadchart Sittipunt said extended opening hours of the city’s tourist attractions, such as museums and temples, would not attract only foreign visitors, but also domestic tourists, to spend more time in the city.
With attractions staying open through the night, travellers can avoid the hotter times of the day and traffic congestion during the peak hours.
BMA will take public safety into consideration as it makes its plans for extended operating hours.
Meanwhile, Chadchart also revealed plans to install decorative lights around tourists attractions along the Chao Phraya River and to work with local authorities in Venice to have Bangkok declared as its twin city.