bangkok protests 2014

 

Is it safe to travel to Bangkok right now?

For those who have been following the news, Thailand has been embroiled in a political crisis with huge protests that have flared up all across Bangkok since late last year in 2013.

The Bangkok protests have spilled over into the new year and reached a climatic point in February 2014.

When it seemed things have calmed down, just very recently this week, the tempers are flaring up again.

So is it safe then to travel to Bangkok?  It could be YES, or it could be NO which is the frustrating part.  It really depends, where and when you are planning to visit.

In some instances if you avoid the major protest areas, then you should do just fine, but with this uncertainty with the state of the political crisis and its fluidity, it is always a good idea to check ahead with your local government agencies for the latest updates and to see if there are any major travel warnings imposed.

We will be keeping up a news log below on any latest developments we hear in the news on the Bangkok protests.  So you can always refer back to this post to ensure you have the most up to date news on the current situation in Bangkok.

Let’s just hope things cool down peacefully, and that no body gets hurt.

Travel Safe Everyone!

Alec & Chee Chuan

PS:  If you are currently in Bangkok, please do share your experiences on the situation in the comments below.  How is the situation there at the ground?

 

Latest News Updates Below:

 

April 2, 2014:  Thai Political Protests Spread Outside of Bangkok

http://www.nst.com.my/world/thai-political-protests-spread-outside-bangkok-1.545074

 

March 18, 2014:  Thailand Lifts State of Emergency – Travel Industry Hopeful that Tourists Will Come Back

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-18/thailand-lifts-emergency-decree-as-bangkok-protests-ease.html

 

 

 

 

 

Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of AlecTravelGuide.com

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