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Emerald Buddha Temple, popular tourist venues, still crowded with foreign tourists

BANGKOK, March 13 (TNA) – The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok were still lively and crowded Saturday with foreign tourists who said they were not worried about the ongoing Red Shirt demonstrations despite the main protest venue being not far away from Bangkok’s prime tourist destinations.

According to one tour guide, travellers have been advised to avoid locations where the Red Shirt activists of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) are protesting, while backpackers around Khao San Road area said they were not afraid of the planned rally and regularly followed the news from local residents.

The guide said that not many European travellers had cancelled their Thailand trips, but that those who had cancelled were mostly Asian tourists, who instead went to Thailand’s neighbouring countries.


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