I arrived in Bangkok yesterday as Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced she was lifting the state of emergency in Bangkok! Anyway Bangkok has been back to normal since 10 days ago and it has been business as usual ever since.
I did not see any sign of demonstrations or road blockages or any dusturbances at all as we drove in from Ayutthaya after the Miracle Muay Thai festival from 13 to 16 March.
Still, all hotels and tourist companies are relieved as the GM of Ibis Bangkok Siam hotel where I a staying instead of Mandarin Oriental or Shangri-La) told me her hotel occupancy was 20% and even now is just 35%. No wonder Ibis is offering a shocking RM 160++ plus breakfast but only for the next 30 days so come Bangkok NOW! All the other hotels are offering similar great deals!
Now the Thai Songkran festival (5-30 April) can proceed with gusto!