Sunday, December 1, 2013

siam square at 1030 due to protest

I just got back from bangkok.
1 dec: I went to chatuchak and samboon seafood at chamburi square and also silom.
Did not realise anything is wrong. We wanted to visit siam square at night, but when I reached the station. there was no night market and the malls are closed. We checked with the station staff and they told us there are protests nearby. We walked back to our hotel at national stadium. It was fine but it was just very quiet that it feels weird. Our hotel area at national stadium was normal, lot of tourists walking around

2 dec: We visited pratunam and platinum mall. We checked with our hotel staff and they say is safe to go. We choose to take the train to avoid traffic jam. We went mbk for dinner and went to siam square for massage. everything was peaceful. Just weird as siam square was quiet as all shops were closed early and there was no night market.

3 dec: We went to yaowarat but we checked with hotel staff that it was safe to go. After that we went to siam square for lunch and chit lom for massage. 

Actually just checked with hotel staff before you set off and asked them if it is safe to go. The protest moved around to different protest areas and is always around government buildings.
REgister with MFA before your trip and they will text you if there are any important notices. They text me regarding the curfew on 1 DEc

Siam square last night

At least the view from my hotel is still beautiful