Thailand sea gypsies: Chao Lay people worry about return of tourists

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    Some communities have been given a break by the pandemic: Indigenous people on Thailand’s largest island have seen fish-stocks return and the sounds of nearby construction silenced thanks to the lack of foreign tourists. But with the prospect of visitors returning, people are once again worried about the possibility of being kicked off their ancestral lands. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports. –

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    Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Nearby beach resorts include bustling Pattaya and fashionable Hua Hin.

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