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Sukhothai - Flooding over? Safe to visit?

  • AndyPandy

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    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

    #1 Posted: 22/9/2012 - 04:04

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  • Captain_Bob

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 22/9/2012 - 05:48

  • AndyPandy

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    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

    #3 Posted: 22/9/2012 - 06:20

  • Captain_Bob

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

    #4 Posted: 22/9/2012 - 06:23

  • AndyPandy

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

    Andy

    #5 Posted: 22/9/2012 - 08:43

  • Arigato9

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

    #6 Posted: 26/9/2012 - 00:26

  • captainbkk

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    16th February, 2012
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    safety is hardly an isue with these floods-its more the mess and general ignorance of farang about what to do with them.

    #7 Posted: 5/10/2012 - 06:45

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