Pockets of urban unrest are sprouting throughout central Bangkok.
But the fighting is near some foreign embassies, and many have been temporarily closed.
The British Foreign Office has advised against all but essential travel to the Thai capital.
But some tourists are taking events in their stride.
“We got to see shooting, firing going across the sky, and we heard bangs and guns going off for the first night, so it’s been a little bit exciting,” said one.
“We had a bullet come through the hotel window in the restaurant. Still, it’s no problem, you know, these things happen in life,” added another.
The crisis has paralysed Bangkok and is squeezing what is Southeast Asia’s second-biggest economy.
There are concerns it will scare off future tourists and choke further investment in what is one of the region’s most promising emerging markets.