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During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

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During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

I have just seen some pictures and read some news stories that Bangkok is suffered extra normal gridlock during the protests which are quite large I understand. We plan to use the BTS to get around and foot where possible but we are going to need to get out of Bangkok and may need to use a taxi. I am counting on the driver knowing where to avoid but during the protest, is this the best plan to get around? I read where you cannot get near the MBK, Victory Monument and Chatuchuk market because they are near protest sites with large gatherings. Is this correct and what is the best way to get around in and out of Bangkok now that the protests have begun?

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1. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

Motorbike taxi might work well. :)

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2. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

Best way to get around: twitter.com/CherriPisoot/…1

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3. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

Getting around Bangkok during protest is going to be a nightmare, BTS and MRT are going to be that busy it will not be fun. Just hope your hotel is near by alot of tourist attractions.

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4. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

BTS and MRT are always busy........

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5. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

Give the place a miss on your itinerary. Bangkok is on the brink of erupting into political violence. The last time that happened (2011) it went on for a long time. We've postponed our travel there until later in the year.

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Ignore post #5.

"The last time that happened (2011) " ... wrong year mate.

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7. Re: During Protests Best way to get around in Bangkok

Ironically, the "shutdown" appears to have made getting around easier. Rode downtown with a neighbor, took a taxi around downtown, took the BTS and the MRT. All trips were quicker and the BTS and MRT were lighter than usual.

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