The World's Best Place To Eat Street Food Has Just Banned Street Food

This is what you call: An Own Goal

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Here's a scenario for you: Your city has a vibrant, world famous heritage of outdoor markets, food stalls and merchants that are pillars of both your tourism and cultural identities. In fact, they're so renowned that CNN has just named your city the best in the world to find street food for a second successive year.

What do you do?

A.) Chill, we've got a good thing going here.

B.) BAN IT! BAN THEM ALL!

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Weirdly enough, Bangkok has just chosen option B, claiming that it is to maintain "order and hygiene" in the city.

Bangkok, what are you doing, mate?

The chief advisor to the city's governor, Wanlop Suwandee said: "Officials are now working to get rid of stalls from all 50 districts of Bangkok. There will be no let up in this operation. Every street vendor will have to move out."

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One of the first exotic locations to be opened up to Western tourism, 15% of Thailand's economy comes from visitors, with its chaotic, authentic food and street culture a huge draw for many.

Sorry, lads :(

Despite this seeming like a massive own goal on behalf of the city, Thailand's junta has, since seizing power in 2014, increased its efforts to "clean up" and "return happiness" to the country, adding a number of regulations to the likes of late night drinking, nightclubs and, now, delicious street food.

But those are all the fun parts, Bangkok?