how much mind should I pay to this image? I was planning on staying in the Sukumvhit area but this map makes it look like I should stay in Silom or KSR instead? I arrive on the 23rd.
I stayed in Sukhumvit at the end of November and while it wasn't affected by the protests (I think things have got worse since I was there then) I didn't think it was a particularly interesting or convenient area to stay in, so I'd go for Silom, Siam or KSR/Soi Rambuttri anyway.
Come to Chiang Mai, nice and peaceful. The protests in Bangkok will get out of hand and the army will step in soon. I have lived in Thailand for 26 years, went through 4 coups. I would not even visit Bangkok if I were you. The protestors plan to block over every mode of transportation in Bangkok but the International Airport. North and north east Thailand support the government so no problems there.
Everyones inerests in travel are different combos:
So there is no one answer... sounds Buddhist dosn't it.
Buy the National Geographic Travel book on Thailand.
Bet way to learn alot about the country.
or Loney Plannet or Frommers... can also help.
Then based upon the political climate... factored in you can pick
At least spend time out of BangKok... So Sumui, Chaing Mai, old City, Rachamburi etc.
See my review.
i think you misunderstood roge
Actually you come on 23 right? I'm not sure that the protest will be over or not at that time. Btw I agree that staying in Silom or KSR maybe better if you like night life because Sukhumvit is like a business and office area. But if you come on business purpose or you prefer some shops, restaurants, or places on Sukhumvit road... You'd better go for sukhumvit.
Actually for the protest...there is nothing much to worry about but yes it may take effect on some places or transportation which I think you might go for BTS is subway that will operate as normal.
For some views; KSR is totally lively and it's a famous place for traveler.....btw there is no sky train or subway or airport link.
Silom; lively, crowded and also another famous night life area for tourist too. And also comfortable for public transportation...btw Silom also an area which may be affected from protest.