PHETCHABUN – Holidaymakers visiting popular Phu Thap Boek in Lom Kao district have been warned not to make a loud noise after 10pm or they will be asked to leave the scenic mountain.
The announcement of the restriction came as a 38-year-old man who played loud music while holidaying on Phu Thap Boek reported to police in Phetchabun on Thursday.
Thaen Jai-eua, of Suphan Buri’s Song Phi Nong district, was charged with causing a public nuisance and fined 1,000 baht, reduced to 500 baht because he confessed.
Deputy Phetchabun governor Kaisorn Kongcha-lard had ordered district authorities to take action after a video clip of the partying tourist went viral on social media
Mr Taen told police on Thursday he worked as a system installer at a car audio shop in Phitsanulok and had been at Phu Thap Boek for the first time. He admitted he was impetuous in playing music so loudly on his car stereo system at 9pm, and again in the morning.
He regretted his action and apologized to Phetchabun residents.
Somluck Yoknoiwong, chief of Lom Kao district, called a meeting on Wednesday with operators of resorts and providers of rental tent services on the mountain and told them to warn tourists to refrain from making a loud noise after 10pm.
They were asked to return money to their customers and tell them to leave the mountain if they refused to heed a warning. Fireworks were also banned on the mountain.
Mr Somluck also asked providers of rental tent services not to take advantage of tourists by overcharging them. Rental fees must be clearly shown to tourists.
Officials were instructed to keep areas near Phu Thap Boek clean and free of litter that would ruin the image of the tourist destination.
Mr Somluck said operators of any resorts found to be making a loud noise after 10pm would also face legal action. Sales of alcoholic drinks after legal hours were also prohibited at the tourist destination, the district chief said.
Phetchabun governor Piboon Hatthakitkoson said he has instructed local authorities and police to prevent a recurrence of such loud noise on the popular mountain during the New Year holidays.