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Private vehicle ban for Doi Suthep

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Private buses, cars and pickup trucks will be banned from driving up the mountainous road to Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai between Dec 28 and Jan 2 to relieve traffic congestion over the "seven dangerous days" of the New Year period when tens of thousands of tourists are expected to visit the place. 

Tourists wanting to visit the famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and two other nearby tourist attractions on Doi Suthep - Bhubing Palace and Doi Pui Hmong Hilltribe Village - will be directed to park their vehicles at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and take public passenger vans and red song taew pickups to their destinations. 

The fares would be cheaper than usual, said Chiang Mai police chief Pol Maj Gen Krich Kittilue.

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