Live From Bangkok: An Update on Traveling to Thailand's Capital
View looking south down the Chao Phraya River
A few weeks ago, we told you what you needed to know about the military curfew in Thailand. Well, worry no more, because the restriction is officially gone and nightlife is back to normal across the country. With that news in hand, we arrived in Bangkok this week, very anxious to see what the city felt like during this time of military control.
Aside from one humvee we passed on the highway that appeared to simply be a standard transfer between bases, we haven't seen one sign of anything out of the ordinary. No tanks, no soldiers, and no protests. All the shops, attractions, restaurants, and bars are operating as normal. If someone who didn't read the news came here right now, they would have no idea that anything had happened in the first place.
Now, obviously the city has had its ups and downs over the past year, so predicting the future is futile. But what we can say is that you should put Bangkok back on your list of Southeast Asian cities to check out, because there's absolutely nothing to be concerned about at the moment.
This week, we'll share a few of our experiences to help get you motivated.
[Photo: Will McGough]