Don’t Panic if you See Tanks and Troops in Bangkok Next Week


The Thai military have just given advance notice of troop movements in Bangkok next week. Obviously with rumours flying around of the army about to stage a coup they were obviously concerned that the sight of tanks rolling into Bangkok could be misinterpreted.

From 6th to 9th January 2014, troops and armoured vehicles will be moving into Bangkok from Lopburi, Prachin Buri and Saraburi in the north and Rayong and Chonburi in the east. They are coming to Bangkok to take part in rehearsals for Thai Armed Forces Day which is on Saturday 18th January 2014.

The Royal Thai Armed Forces Day is celebrated on 18 January every year to commemorate the victory of King Naresuan the Great in battle against the Vice-King of Burma in 1593. Before 2007 it was held on 25 January every year.

Source: Spring News

4 thoughts on “Don’t Panic if you See Tanks and Troops in Bangkok Next Week

  • January 26, 2014 at 1:30 am

    Coming into Bangkok for a few days on Feb 7 for family vacation. Then north and then south. Am following your comments on Thailand

  • January 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Good timing indeed. Guess we’ll just have to sit and wait to see what happens.

  • January 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    why panic, last time a tank was parked in my condo driveway ,people gave the soldiers food and flowers.

    Might be just the thing to stop this. The Gov, going by Yingluks giggly antics yesterday , thinks it going to win. I guess the desert wind has whispered in everyone ears ” I am right behind you will lolly bags” .

    This time I think the soldiers will get flowers again

  • January 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Timing is everything.


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