Any "no go" zones which are inherently dangerous for visitors?
thanks, but was looking for something more specific. And I don't mean go-go bars serving shockingly expensive beers.
Any recent visitors got tales to tell? Did you walk down any sois which made you feel uneasy? Did locals tell you 'don't go there" because of criminal elements etc. What about women's safety? over 9 years ago
Well occasionally there are political protests and demonstraions in Bangkok. As in any country or City it's best to avoid anywhere that unrest is happening (the recent violence in Bangkok only affected a small area of the city but in this area it was quite dangerous).
Otherwise Bangkok seems to be relatively safe compared to other big cities and as long as you keep watching the news and use good common sense you should be just fine. over 9 years ago
Thailand has a really good press agent - the government. The violence that exists doesn't often make it to the English language press. But, read Thai Rath, or other local newspapers, and one will get a different picture. Thailand's murder rates is actually almost double that of scary old USA's!
That said, if you keep relatively close to the path, Pay attention to your surroundings, and don't go stupid, you should be fine. Most crime against tourists requires the tourist's participation. over 9 years ago
Good question. Who you are and what you look like seems to matter a lot. When I lived in New Sathorn my then gf (Thai) was accousted twice, once by motorbike (she held her purse strongly and pulled the bike down with only bruises for payment). But I walked down the same lanes at night and was never bothered. The policy of the police seems to be if you rob a Thai no big deal. But if you rob a tourist, we will investigate (and get you). over 8 years ago