Updated: 06/03/2014 18:24 | By Agence France-Presse

Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots

Thailand's junta said Tuesday that it was ending a curfew in the major tourist resorts of Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket imposed after last month's military coup.

Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots

A Thai soldier stands guard during a curfew imposed by the Thai army (10pm to 5am) at Victory monument in Bangkok on May 25, 2014 - by Nicolas Asfouri

The measure will be scrapped "to create a favourable climate for tourism", the military said in a televised announcement.

"The rest of the country remains under curfew," it added.

The curfew was initially introduced after the May 22 coup for the whole country for 10:00 pm until 5:00 am, to the dismay of the owners of bars and other late-night businesses.

The junta shortened it to midnight until 4:00 am late last month.

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