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Bangkok becomes no fly zone (for drones)

As Bangkok is preparing for the cremation ceremony late King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Bangkok Post has learned that most parts of the city will become no fly zones for all kinds of private drones. Thai military will even have the right to shoot privately owned drones down should the breach those no fly zones as pictured in the picture below. So be aware!

drone no fly zone bangkok
drone no fly zone bangkok

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  • Mild Chandhraprasert

    I think this article would be useful for tourists because drones have become new gadgets that people would bring for travel and during these season in Thailand and the Royal cremation is coming. The punishment is very hard and everyone should know about it.

  • Pokpong Vetchakanjana

    I think this problem is become famous this years because there are many people who use the drone to fly in our city,in order to, take a video or photo and it also disturbed other who live in the high place such as, condominium and so that,this article is very useful and everyone who had a drone should know about this.

  • Natcha Lohasawad

    Personally, it is a right decision to make about not allow to use drones in or near the royal cremation area, or else the drones might be able to accidentally interrupted the cremation ceremony.

  • Beer Suwongwan

    Most of Thai people use drone just to take a nice picture or video from a new point of view. However when we see drones with camera flying near our resident or home, it would feel uncomfortable. It like invading personal space. Drone user should criticized about using it.

  • Prakin Chatteeraphat

    I totally agree with this decision because sometimes people just feel uncomfortable seeing drone flying around. Especially, during the cremation period, it will look inappropriate to let the drone fly around for taking the picture and also sometimes may interrupt the ceremony.

  • Panpan Auraya

    In my opinion, drone is still have many advantages but the owner of drone should use it in the good way. Should not invade others’ privacy. To decrease feeling uncomfortable for residences, they should restricted the area to use drone.

  • Fooh Phutha

    I think it’s a great idea to show a respect for the cremation ceremony the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. “No fly zones” is an interesting rule for preventing all kinds of private drones. Hope all Thais will follow and obey this rule.

  • Varinthorn Witwarakoon

    This decision is a good idea. They should using in around the private property too. In public is okay for me. But for sure I don’t want any drone to fly above my house knowing not thing about it.

  • Song Sathiraboot

    I agree with this decision to some extend. I think that it is right to prohibit in flying drones in some areas because it might invade people’s privacy. Sometimes, in the process of taking videos by drones, we won’t even know what has been captured into the devices. In which, we might have captured other people’s privacy time without knowing. However, we couldn’t deny the fact that it is one of the best device that could take a really high quality frames.

  • Non Kasipat

    I totally agree with this idea, the prohibited of drone can help reducing the violating in privacy of people around that area

  • I agree with the privacy part. But shouldn’t it be prohibited every day then? And only allowed in public spaces and public events. In this particular case I would have loved to see drone pictures but I do understand that they are concerned about the safety of everybody involved.

  • Amornrat Orutsahakij

    I agree with this article that drone should be prohibited in this ceremony because in this ceremony is really important to Thai people so in my opinion we should do everything in the formal way by not sneaking or do something prohibited.

  • Ellen Deveaux

    I side with this decision. There is no need for private drones in the King’s funeral ceremony, so this should not affect the public in any way… a funeral is a solemn ceremony and should be that way. A day of paying homage to the late king who did alot for his people, everybody should be able to express their emotions without the fear of having there faced zoomed by an unknown drone. It is an important day for the thai citizens as well as the others living in Thailand as does not need to be distorted by drone footages.

  • Palm Siradanai

    Even though drone has many advantages but the user has to use it with appropriate using. So, I think I would side with this decision to set the no-fly zones for all kinds of private drones. It is the reason about privacy and also show respect for the King’s funeral ceremony.

  • Dakota Yuwapun

    I agree with the city’s decision to ban drones during the duration of the royal cremation ceremony. People should be respectful, and I am sure they wouldn’t die if they can’t fly their drones for just a few days.

  • Um Ntrch

    First when I saw the headline, I thought that drones would be prohibited in Thailand but when I’ve finished reading the content, now I got it. I think the restriction makes sense because it would be such an inappropriate action to fly a drone during the cremation in that restricted area and I feel like not everything is allowed to be seen or record to the public. But however, we should be able to know and see what’s going on as well because he’s also our king.

  • Pichchapak Sukkhe

    I absolutely agree with this measurement as the cremation of the best king ceremony should be respected and protected from any danger which can happen because of some group of bad people. So, it will be worth to safe at first. I hear that airplane or something that can flies pass the ceremony must be allowed from authoritarian. Therefore, we as a one of Thai citizens should follow the rule.

  • Benjapol Juntharee

    Depends on the purpose of the the drone. Some people might want to take the video or picture of this special ceremony with the big group of people. But, still this is Thailand and we do thing formally, so we should think about the effect before we do it.