View Full Version : Situation Update: Flooding in Thailand

11-10-2011, 01:40 PM
Bangkok seems to have been seriously affected by flooding. Should tourists avoid travelling to the city for now?
Flooding in the 1,568 square km Bangkok Metropolitan Area is taking place in suburbs in the east and west, the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, and districts in the northern part of the city.
In central Bangkok, businesses, hotels, shops and tourist attractions currently remain open in areas including:
o Khao San Road
o Phetchaburi Road
o Ploenchit/ Chidlom
o Pratunam
o Rama 1 Road
o Rama 4 Road
o Ratchaprasong (Central World area)
o Sathorn
o Siam Square/ MBK/
Siam Paragon
o Silom/ Surawongse
o Sukhumvit Road/ The Emporium
o Yaowarat (Chinatown)
Given the rapidly-changing situation in Bangkok, the TAT advises travelers to obtain the latest information about visiting tourist attractions in areas affected by flooding, which could limit access.
Visitors should also check multiple sources of information to make an informed decision about whether they should visit central Bangkok at the present time.
The BTS Skytrain and MRT subway are operating normally at this time. Some MRT stations have closed certain entrances as a precaution. Visitors are advised to check with the BTS and MRT regarding the current status of their operations.
Taxis and tuk tuks are available although the number in service is reduced. Many BMTA bus routes have been rerouted or suspended due to the flooding. Express boat services on the Chao Phraya River have also been suspended, as have most water-related tourist activities.

01-04-2014, 08:13 AM
Thailand’s important business enterprise business has suffered very from the large floods that still drain slowly from Bangkok’s suburbs. Remarkably, however, the country is poised to line a record for the foremost yearly international arrivals, underscoring the business enterprise sector’s resilience despite a string of recent crises.

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