Thai News Agency interviewed several international visitors to Bangkok and asked them if the incident at Ratchaprasong had affected their future travel plans to Thailand. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, with most visitors saying their love for Thailand and the Thai people was stronger than any fear an incident like this might create.
From The Guardian…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses parliament on Tuesday to express condolences for those killed and injured by the Erawan shrine bombing in Bangkok on Monday night. He confirms no Australian citizens are reported dead or missing, but police assistance has been offered. He said citizens should continue to travel to Thailand, as the object of such acts is to ‘scare us from being ourselves’
Guest blogger John Borthwick rides the rails from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on one of Thailand’s best-loved train journeys.
Thailand scrolls past your train window in a sunny morning rhythm of bridges, stupas, paddies and towns. The vision, plus the tune of level-crossing bells, beats the plane or bus show, hands-down. Read More
Guest blogger John Borthwick hits the nostalgia trail amid history-themed Bangkok hotels.
1. Shanghai Mansion Hotel
Shanghai Mansion has a long head start in the “Sinostalgia” business. This 76-room hotel on Yaowarat Road in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown was built in 1892 and has been a Chinese opera house, stock exchange and textile trading house, and since 2006 a boutique hotel. Read More
Travel journalist Ian Neubauer recently visited a tattoo school in the heart of Bangkok that has opened its doors to travellers keen to learn the ancient, sacred art of tattoos in Thailand. Read More