BANGKOK, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Thailand Street Food Festival 2020 has been planned at several major tourist destinations throughout the country.
Prasan Wangratanapranee, assistant to the minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office, confirmed on Wednesday that Thailand Street Food Festival 2020 is primarily designed to promote tourism and stimulate domestic spending among the Thai people and foreign visitors. He confirmed next year's street food festivals will be organized at major tourist destinations in all regions of the country from early February.
The first street food festival will be held on February 1 and February 2 along Bangkok's Silom Road, which has been turned into a walking street for two consecutive Sundays this month.
As many as 100,000 people, Thai and foreign, are expected to visit the Silom street food festival and no less than 500 million baht (about 16.6 million U.S. dollars) in sales of food and other goods are speculated during the two-days festival.
The second street food festival will be held on February 29 and March 1 in Ayutthaya province, followed by the third street food festival scheduled from April 3 until April 6 in Pattaya.
The fourth street food festival will be organized on April 25 and April 26 in Chiang Mai, followed by the fifth one which will be held from May 1 until May 3 in Khon Kaen and the sixth one which will be held on May 30 and May 31 in Phuket.