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1. Posted by myjessica (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

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I'm going to Thailand next week, is it still safe to travel in Bangkok? It seems like all actions are taken place there and I just read that bombs went off in a government building earlier?

I plan to visit the reclining buddha, floating market, MBK, Khao San Road, will these places be affected?

[ Edit: Edited on 27-Mar-2010, at 01:10 by myjessica ]

2. Posted by Malapascua (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y

No, it is not more dangerouse than anytime before.

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Jessica,
You should be OK if you stay away from the areas where the 'red shirt' protesters are marching and causing conflict.

4. Posted by myjessica (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

and where would these red shirts be?
I read that they will be in Bangkok downtown
so looks like reclining buddha, Khao San Road will not be affected

5. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 6y

Quoting myjessica

and where would these red shirts be?
I read that they will be in Bangkok downtown
so looks like reclining buddha, Khao San Road will not be affected

The majority of Bangkok is unaffected.

The red shirts are actually a very congenial bunch. The few bombs are the acts of a very few extremists, and have taken place outside of areas that would be of concern to a tourist.

Ask your hotel staff for updates about the Reds' plans. Tell them your plans to make sure you avoid any problems.

6. Posted by myjessica (Budding Member 17 posts) 6y

thanks all, looking forward to a safe trip in Thailand!

7. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 6y

I'm in Bangkok and everything seems to be fine. MBK and the floating market are fine. Reclining Buddha and Khao San Rd is near to the Ratchadamnoen Rd and Pan Fa Bridge where they red shirts camp. So you might see a lot of red shirts there. But I dont think they will do anything to you. Just avoid them.

8. Posted by danny21108 (Budding Member 68 posts) 6y

you wil be fine,ive just returned a few days ago and yes there was protests on quite a large scale,but apart from causing major traffic problems it was fine and seemed to be pretty peaceful protests...also the red shirts dont have a problem with tourists,remember without us there country would have even bigger problems,so yes ul be fine,your biggest worry will be the bloody tuk tuk and taxi drivers trying to rob you....just be careful and have your witts about you,enjoy!!!

9. Posted by frank_bkk (Full Member 101 posts) 6y

The protests have nothing to do with tourists and neither has someone throwing a bottle at a government building. None of the tourists attractions have been affected, only the traffic around town time to time.