Posted by Thailandtourismupdate.com on November 10, 2011
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:
◦Khao San Road
◦Rama 1 Road
◦Rama 4 Road
◦Ratchaprasong (Central World area)
◦Siam Square/ MBK/
◦Sukhumvit Road/ The Emporium
•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.
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