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I notice that the ongoing protests in Bangkok are around the Khao San Road area. My partner and I are staying on Sukhumvit Road but were hoping to visit Khao San Road in the evening - does anyone have up to date info on wether this is safe or not.

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    We re-published this map of protest locations in bangkok the other day.
    http://safety.worldnomads.com/bangkok-protests-map
    You can see the Democracy Monument is not too far from Khaosan Rd, but the information we're getting is that, although a bit quieter than usual, everything is pretty normal there.
    make sure you stay away from any rallies or demonstrations. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Hi Phil, Thanks for the reply. Yes i'd had a look at the map thats what initially raised my concerns. Are the protests only during the day or are they happening 24hrs? The reason I ask because we were not planning on going to Khoa San Road till later in the evening. Cheers Lee Findlay over 4 years ago
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    Hi Lee,
    pretty much 24 hours. But from what I'm hearing it is not spilling out beyond the environs of the monument (its a big plaza). There is no indication that it is directly affecting KSR at any hour. If you get a taxi to KSR make sure you ask the driver to stay well away from the protests.
    Another tip, that map was made by ex-pat writer Richard Barrow - he's THE expert on Thailand. His Twitter feed on the protests is the best, and he'll answer any direct messages. His handle is Richardbarrow. over 4 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Excellent, thanks for the advice. Lee Findlay over 4 years ago
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    If your not thai its no problem just returned and walked straight through them all,they are not interested in westerners only political thai ppl!!!
    You are safe if you just be a normal tourist(not be a drunken moron),thai ppl love westerners and would never hurt them as the penalties r extreme!!! over 4 years ago

    Answered by Mathew F via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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