Thailand virus curbs: Tourist industry hit as visitors stay away

Thai officials estimate that tourism, a mainstay of the country’s economy, could be down by 60 percent this year due to global coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions.
Many tourists who come to Thailand also visit its elephant camps.
But with visitor numbers down, its owners are finding it hard to feed the animals.

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

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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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