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Situation Update: Flooding in Thailand
8th November, 2011
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Flood waters are receding in most of the affected areas of Thailand’s central provinces and several districts of greater Bangkok. Central Bangkok was not affected by the flood. No provinces in the south, north, and northeast of Thailand are affected by the flood. Almost all key tourist destinations and attractions throughout Thailand were not affected by the flood.
As the flooding situation has become more stable, the TAT will provide further situation updates as needed to reflect changing conditions.
Situation in Bangkok
In the Bangkok Metropolitan Area, the central part of the city where most tourists go was not affected by the flood. It is expected to remain dry. Flood water is receding in many districts of Bangkok. This includes the Chatuchak District, where Chatuchak Weekend Market is located. The market itself is not flooded. Central Plaza Lad Phrao, which is also in the Chatuchak District, has reopened.
Areas still flooded in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area include 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 are open as per normal in areas including:
Khao San Road Ratchaprasong (Central World area)Phetchaburi Road SathornPloenchit/ Chidlom Siam Square / MBK/ Siam ParagonPratunam Silom/ SurawongseRama I Road Sukhumvit Road / The EmporiumRama IV Road Yaowarat (Chinatown)Tourists who want to check the latest conditions can call the TAT Information Line at 1672 or visit TAT’s official Web site for flood information: www.thailandtourismupdate.com. Service operators can also provide additional information.
The BTS Skytrain and MRT subway are operating normally. Taxis and tuk tuks are available as per normal. Some BMTA bus routes are still rerouted or suspended due to the flooding. Some express boat services on the Chao Phraya River have resumed.
#1 Posted: 22/11/2011 - 02:19
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