New regulation not only bars sale of alcoholic drinks but restrains visitors from taking drinks in
Most of Thailand’s 110 national parks, including Khao Yai, have been declared alcohol-free zones.
Not only will there be a ban on booze sales, but visitors will also be barred from bringing alcoholic drinks into the parks, Natural Resource and Environment Minister Suwit Khunkitti told a news conference yesterday.
However, some senior officials said this might not apply at national parks where the private sector rents places for business, such as at Koh Samet.
The parks used to earlier seek “the cooperation of visitors to avoid alcoholic drinks”. The proactive stance followed the case of an engineering student who stabbed someone to death in Khao Yai National Park during a loud drinking party among student campers on December 26 Sunday.