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Thailand travel advice - avoid demonstrations in Bangkok

Following recent bomb attacks in Bangkok and elsewhere in Thailand, there remains a risk that political developments may lead to further violence.

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Red shirt protestors are planning to hold a number of events in Bangkok and Chiang Mai to mark the 4th anniversary of the 2006 coup from 17-19 September. The events will culminate in gatherings at Democracy Monument and Ratchaprasong Intersection in Bangkok on the afternoon of 19 September. British nationals should avoid all demonstrations or large gatherings, which may turn violent. There is also a risk of violent incidents, including bomb attacks, around this time, especially in Bangkok.

Elsewhere, the situation is generally calm following recent political and civil unrest. However there remains a risk that political developments may lead to further violence. You should monitor the media and this website and, in the event of further violence, are advised to remain indoors.

We advise against all travel to the Preah Vihear (Khaoi Pra Viharn in Thai) temple area, due to violence in the area. We advise against all but essential travel to Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla.

Published 16 September 2010