Is Bangkok safe again?
June 27, 2010 12:45 PM Subscribe
After the political unrest in the recent months, how's the situation in Thailand in general, and Bangkok in particular nowadays? Also, if yes, advices on the places to go and things to visit for a first timer to the country.
posted by joewandy to Travel & Transportation around Thailand (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi, I am currently in Singapore but might be planning to take a trip to Thailand next week. I'd go by myself first and my girlfriend will join me in two weeks time after she finishes her work. She's Singaporean and I'm Indonesian, both in our late twenties, we're Chinese but speak pretty fluent English. Many questions now follow:
1) I've never been to Thailand before while she has been to Bangkok several times for short-duration shopping trips. We're wondering whether now is a good time to go to Bangkok (and Thailand in general), particularly after news of the political unrest in the recent months? If anybody on the ground can share his/her experiences, that would be great!
2) If our plan is still good to go, I'd be roaming and exploring on my own during the first two weeks in Bangkok until she joins me and we take off by bus/domestic flight to other destinations within the country. Is two weeks too long for a solo experience within the city? Will I end up boring myself to death? Suggestions on things I can do to pass the time? I'm pretty interested in history and ancient civilization stuffs, religious artifacts, monumental buildings and such things. Coming from Indonesia, rice paddies and chaotic Asian cities are not really special to me though.
3) Suggestions on places to visit from Bangkok onwards? We'd only have two weeks to spend together around South-East Asia before having to return to Singapore again. So far we've been to Malaysia (KL, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching), Bali, Hong Kong and Tokyo. We might also consider taking trips out to other surround countries if it's interesting enough.
Thanks for all the pointers!