by Roy Cavanagh October 27, 2011 by Roy Cavanagh
There are still lots of rumors, gossip and guess-work flying around on forums, international press and on social media sites about the Extent of the flooding in Bangkok. I'm going through the local news and media over here in Thailand to try and separate the fact from the fiction. There are lots of conflicting messages Depending on what you read and who you believe.
Bangkok Flood Risk October 27-31
One thing That flood experts and academics do agree on Is that Bangkok is entering a critical period in terms of flood risk. A combination of water from the north and high tides Threatens the flood defenses of the Thai Capital Between now and Monday. It looks unavoidable Already That the flooding seen in outer areas of Bangkok will spread. Nobody can Say With Certainty absolute what will happen to inner Bangkok, but there is a strong chance That flooding will be seen in a number of areas of the inner districts. Particularly Those at risk include areas close to the Chao Phraya River: such as Chinatown, Thonburi and Banglamphu, but partial flooding can not be ruled out in any area. It still is not a reason to panic, but if you are going to be in Bangkok just be prepared That You May be getting your feet wet in some areas. Some tourist attractions May Also be temporarily closed or Difficult to get to Depending on how things pan out in the next few days. To be extra-safe, look for a hotel close to a Skytrain station Which will give you more options for getting acerca in Bangkok if the floods do enter the inner areas of the city.
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Bangkok Travel Advisories
A number of countries have now issued travel advisories warning against all but essential travel to Bangkok, but in most cases this does not include transit through Suvarnabhumi international airport Bangkok Which is still no problem. PLEASE NOTE THAT in most cases this is an advisory específicamente for Bangkok and not the whole of Thailand. For much of Thailand (especially tourist areas) life goes on as usual. If you were planning to stay in Bangkok you can still do so, but it May Affect your Thailand travel insurance policy if your government has issued a travel advisory. The decision is yours.
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Other Areas of Thailand
Flights to destinations elsewhere in Thailand: such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui continue to operate normally. If you no longer want to stay in Bangkok over the next week, PLEASE NOTE THAT there are no problems in the other main tourist areas: such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hua Hin, Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya and Phuket. In the case of Hua Hin, Pattaya and Ko Chang, These can all currently be reached by road from Bangkok airport without any problems. For the other destinations I would advise flying Because rail and road transport is currently subject to some disruption Which Could worsen over the next few days. Also I would advise booking your internal flights as early as you can. Lots of people are Avoiding Bangkok over the next five days (including residents taking advantage of the special holiday) and internal flights to various destinations in Thailand are likely to be extra-busy. Also I would advise booking accommodation in advance for the same reason.
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The Canadian government has joined several other2007-01-01 12:46:04 by ----thailand
The Canadian government has joined several other countries in issuing a travel advisory following a string of deadly New Years bombings in Thailand.The advisory from Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against all non-essential travel to the capital Bangkok where the bombings occurred.Similar explosions may occur in the following days, says the advisory posted on the departments website. The travel warning also advises Canadians currently in the capital to exercise caution and avoid crowds and congested areas. Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the U.S. have issued similar warnings to their citizens.
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