On both nights at the Soi Cowboy Safety Zone, the Thai Police box was being used by motorcycle taxi drivers as a place to hang out. No Thai Police were in sight.
This is all just a ruse put out by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to try to get tourists back by pretending that tourist areas are safe.
Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza, and Khaosan Road are not any safer just because of a Safety Zone banner. The one night “show” for the media happened long ago and the promises of safety were as quickly forgotten.
So, don’t believe an area is safe just because there is a Safety Zone banner flapping in the wind. If anything, the area marked Safety Zone is more dangerous than other areas, so be careful.
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