Im 19 and i want to luke spul search in bangkok for like 3 weeks but my parents are a little worried because of the bombings tjat previously happened there but i really want to go to bangkok so will it be safe and if yes could you help me convince my parents so that i could go there? Thank you very much!
Hi Cupcake, do you mean the explosion in February?
We issued a travel alert about that at the time, have a read here:
You really would have to be in the wrong place at the wrong time to be involved in something like that. The February incident, although worrying, was in a backstreet several kilometers from the main tourist strip of Songkran Rd.
The chances of you being involved in a bombing incident are many many many times more remote than you being injured crossing the road in Bangkok, or having a motorcycle taxi or tuk tuk accident.
Another example, at the height of the Red Shirts uprising 2 years ago, there were several incidents of grenades or IEDs exploding in the early hours of the morning outside popular shopping malls. From memory 2 people died and a handful were injured, but there was no evidence that tourists/foreigners were deliberately targeted.... and it's been relatively quiet since then.
That of course is no guarantee that a terror group won't target tourists in Bangkok, but that's equally true of ANY popular tourist spot in the world.
Hope that helps. And don't forget to get good travel insurance.
Phil from the safety hub over 5 years ago