Most of the media attention on the current situation in Bangkok doesn’t really differentiate between areas of conflict and the rest of the city (or country, for that matter).
Areas to avoid in Bangkok this weekend: Sala Daeng/Silom area, Lumpini Boxing Stadium/Bon Kai area and Ratchaprarop to Din Daeng area including Victory Monument.
Would I head to Bangkok now, all things equal? Probably not, though I have no concerns transiting Bangkok at this point. And if I had an overnight and didn’t want to stay at the airport I’d probably head down to the river via the Chonburi expressway, though I might take a less direct route depending on the hotel I was staying at, I might not get off at the Silom exit.
Others no doubt have other recommendations, but I did find the map useful.
Update: Apparently the Dusit Thani has come under fire.
A luxury hotel overlooking the sprawling protest site came under gunfire in the early hours of Monday morning and was rattled by an explosion, prompting guests to shelter in the basement…
At the Dusit Thani hotel, which overlooks the Reds’ encampment, guests evacuated their rooms and rushed to the basement as staff warned them the hotel was under attack, according to an AFP journalist inside.
“I was in bed. There was a big explosion very close to my room. I went out of the room, other people did too and at that moment the wall outside was hit by bullets,” AFP photographer Pedro Ugarte said by telephone.
The 100 or so guests sheltering in the basement were later moved to a lobby, far away from the street.
It was unclear where the shooting came from.