Ratchaprasong – tourists say it will not affect their travel plans.

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.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Bangkok: Australians should continue to go to Thailand.

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’

This article and video was first published in The Guardian.

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Sleeping with History: 6 Historic Bangkok Hotels

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