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Safety in Thailand

York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Safety in Thailand

Hi there I am thinking of travelling to Thailand in october wanting to do all the usual things there, I read on the UK government website they advise to stay away from certain areas as there have been bombings and killings.....has anyone who's either there or just come back have any ideas ? cheers

Berlin/Bangkok
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for Bangkok, Berlin, Thailand
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1. Re: Safety in Thailand

There is a longstanding insurgency in the deep south of the country, near the border with Malaysia. Last year there were clashes between Thai and Cambodian troops over a disputed temple on the Cambodian border, but that has since been defused. And in 2010 there was sporadic violence in the far north along the border with Burma between Burmese army and Karen insurgents. That struggle may now about to be resolved with the new regime in Burma. All of these took place far away from where tourists normally go. For most tourists, scams, petty crime and traffic accidents are the biggest concerns.

London, United...
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for Thailand
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172 reviews
2. Re: Safety in Thailand

John probably a lot safer in most of Thailand than Leeds on a saturday night! or London for sure.

As suggested above stay away from the far south on the Malaysian border where there are frequent problems but this is an area not widely visited by tourists anyway.

3. Re: Safety in Thailand

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