my friend and i have planned a three month trip to SEA for June-Aug 2010. were flying to bangkok and have been keeping track of the political situation very closely! as of right now there has been another outbreak of viloence, which has left us confused about where to stay when we get into bangkok as we arrive late at night AND have learned that the state of emergency has expanded and was wondering if anyone knows if it will affect our travels to the islands in the south and chiang
any help/advice would be SO SO SO appreciated!!
#1 mmaleki has been a member since 2/5/2010. Posts: 3
We are flying into KL. My advise is to book a flight to another country
and not leave BKK.
Personally, although very disappointed about events in Bangkok, we will visit other SE Asian countries and make a decision about Thailand when the situation is clearer.
Having lived and worked in a country where political disruption was ever-present, it is not what I am looking for whilst on holiday. It is not necessarily that there is a present danger but the uncertainty about travel and what is possible from day to day.
Hope this helps. Very sad for the Thai people.
#2 gardensnail has been a member since 13/3/2010. Posts: 4
Very difficult to say at this stage. Matters are extremely changeable - I'd be flat out making an accurate forecast for this afternoon -- lets not even think about next month!
As it stands today, if I was flying into Bangkok today, I would stay either out on Sukhumvit Rd or in the Khao San Road area. I wouldn't stay near the Siam Square area or Silom Rd areas of town. I'd keep my sightseeing to a minimum and probably spend most of my time outside of Bangkok.
It is really a bit of a wait and see period for now.
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As it stands today, if I was flying into Bangkok today, I would stay either out on Sukhumvit Rd or in the Khao San Road area.
but maybe not lower Sukhumvit (smaller number sois)...early this morning, report of troops vs reds around Nana:
& BTS Nana station is closed today - first time it has been singled out for closure (together with the usual Siam, Chidlom, Ratchadamri & National Stadium) since Ratchaprasong was occupied.