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Sukhothai - Flooding over? Safe to visit?

Posted by AndyPandy on 22/9/2012 at 04:04

Hi everyone,

I'm leaving London for Bangkok today...! WOOHOO!!! I will probably stay there for up to 4 days max before heading to Chiang Mai. I was keeping an eye on the flooding situation and wondered if it's ok to visit Sukhothai now? Just wondered if I should stop there before CM? I'd love to see it if it's still a viable option but don't obviously want to head there if I'm going to be stuck because of the weather.

Thank you
Andy x

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 22/9/2012 at 05:48

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/312661/sukhothai-hit-by-2nd-flood

Might be a bit too soon to go there. Even when the waters subside there's usually a lot of cleanup work to do. Come to Chiang Mai first, it's been unusually sunny lately.

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Posted by AndyPandy on 22/9/2012 at 06:20

Thanks, Captain_Bob. I thought that might be the case. I'll prob head straight to CM after Bangkok then and see if it's worth going back to Sukhothai later on.

Much appreciated.

Andy x

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 22/9/2012 at 06:23

Good plan. This video is about 10 days old but thought you might enjoy the mini-tour
http://youtu.be/2M6dSBDAAGs

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Posted by AndyPandy on 22/9/2012 at 08:43

Wow. Gorgeous perspective but sad about all that flooding. Thanks for the video link!

Andy

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Posted by Arigato9 on 26/9/2012 at 00:26

I am here now and it's beautiful! Visited central, north and west ruins today and it was cool and amazing weather this morning!

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Posted by captainbkk on 5/10/2012 at 06:45

safety is hardly an isue with these floods-its more the mess and general ignorance of farang about what to do with them.

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