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Thailand?

Anyone living or traveling through know more about the recent unrest than what we saw on the news?

I remember seeing on the news that some protesters were killed, but then they mentioned that they were killed by local residents sick of the protesting rather than troops getting ready for the proverbial coup.

Seeing photos and video of Bangkok years ago, I can only imagine that one would want to stay away from that city on a bike regardless of civil unrest or peaceful bliss, but is the country in general ok to travel to now?
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Hi, I'm traveling Thailand

I'm on a world tour, up in Chiang Mai at the moment! Apart from the news there is no trouble anywhere else, for the moment the red shirts have gone home! I think you would have to be unlucky to get caught up in any internal conflicts, they are not interested in tourists!
Every country from Turkey to Thailand there has been some trouble's but haven't seen any personally.
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Honestly, every part of Thailand safe for Tourists.

Thailand has 76 Provinces ... but for you safty ..... Do Not travel to Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat ( south of Thailand) .... there're still have terrorists.. but this news were not known much for foriegnor.

if you want to ride next to Malaysia Please go to Songkla, Sadoa border.
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see mine, and other's responses also here http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...and-week-42122

If you stay away from government buildings in BKK you will be fine.
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Hi all,

I was in Bangkok at the time the trouble flared up and had no problem.

For five days or more the red shirts were protesting at the end of the road from our hotel. We walked amongst them, rode through them, at night and at day and had no problems at all.

Then a few of the sillier ones - like you get with any party - kicked off at the end - and all of a sudden the media are reporting it as though Bangkok was burning. Not once did we feel in any danger and riding past the guys with sticks and balaclavas we weren't threatened, instead they offered us vodka. And a seat. And some of their nibbles.

Then we walked five minutes down the road and got soaked at Songkran. So no, nothing to worry about, even if it does all kick off again like they're expecting. Yellows this time.
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