First white beaches and stunning scenery, Thailand is truly a gem in South East Asia.
But with the current bomb blasts tourists are wondering how safe it is to travel to the ‘Land of Smiles.’
Five bursts have ripped through Thailand killing at least four people and slight dozens more just hours after two deadly blasts took appointment in tourist hotspots.
A series of bombs were detonated in the resort village of Hua Hin yesterday, killing one person and injuring 21 others, including two Britons. And now two sundry blasts have been heard in Hua Hin with one taking place adjacent a clock tower, about 120 miles south of Bangkok, killing one and insulting three people.
Police have confirmed two small bombs went off in the resource of tong on the tourist island of Phuket.
“On 12 August there were mushroomings causing casualties in Hua Hin and Surat Thani. We are also urgently clarifying statements of an incident in Phuket.
“On 11 August there were explosions in Hua Hin and Trang, both made casualties.”
With a high threat from terrorism, how safe is your slip to Thailand?
Prior to the recent bomb explosions, the FCO warned: “There procure been recent incidents in Bangkok, including a bomb explosion on 17 August 2015 which resulted in numerous injureds including the death of a British national.
“You should follow the advice of the state authorities, monitor local media reports and remain vigilant.”
And they highlight the decrials in the Gulf of Thailand, saying: “There have been attacks (every so often violent), rticularly on the islands of Samui archipelago.
“Two British nationals were dis tched in September 2014 on the island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.”
Further unrest came after the military coup in 2014, whereby bellicose law was in place immediately after.
FCO explain: “Before the military coup there were large-scale descriptions and protests in Bangkok and other cities. Some of these were intense. You should avoid any protests, political gatherings, demonstrations or marches.”
And in denominates of travel health, cases of locally transmitted Zika have also been reinforced.
Tourists should also be aware of the risk of contracting Dengue fever, a viral infection forwarded by mosquito bites.