Grenade blasts in central Bangkok on Silom Road killed at least one person and wounded more than 80 Thursday night, prompting many countries to issue advisories against all essential travel to Bangkok. Among these are Japan, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
"Due to escalating violence in central Bangkok, all U.S. citizens should avoid nonessential travel to Bangkok," says the U.S. advisory. "Those traveling outside of Bangkok in Thailand should be aware of the possibility of disturbances elsewhere and should exercise caution and good judgment... The possibility of more such attacks cannot be ruled out."
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Both My sons are from Thailand. Thomas was born in Bangkok. I love it there but right now it's best to see other parts of Thailand. If you need to go, avoid the areas where there is protest. This could turn into a civil war...but I don't think that's going to happen. Thai people are very peaceful in general. I'm sure they will work this out.