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12. Posted by Frey201 (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Im in Bangkok at the moment. Its all meant to kick off tonight :(. A lot of restaurants and hotels have built an additional brick wall outside to protect! Scary stuff.

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14. Posted by tamban gypsy (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Well this is a pain last year couldnt go to bangkok because of the riots now its floods what next am going to Krabi first then to Koh Lanta wont be arriving to Bangkok until the 25th of November will it be ok by then

15. Posted by thanuhak (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

There was some confusion about Thailand's main airport closing, which it has not, only the old, smaller, "second" airport, Don Muang. Please note:

Issued at Bangkok at 19:30 (GMT+7) on 26 October 2011

Bangkok is served by two airports. Suvarnabhumi Airport, the main gateway to Thailand with 120 international and domestic airlines, remains open. It is operating normally and handling around 76 flights per hour including all scheduled international arrivals and departures.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is also the main connector for international visitor arrivals to transfer to and from domestic flights serving tourist destinations throughout Thailand such as Phuket, Chiang Mai and Surat Thani. All domestic flights are also operating as per usual.

Don Mueang Airport, the old international airport located about 30 km northeast of Suvarnabhumi Airport, is closed until November 1 st due to flooding . The two domestic airlines operating from Don Mueang, which are Nok Air and Orient Thai Airlines, have temporarily switched their operations to Suvarnabhumi Airport .

And see for more news and the latest updates.

16. Posted by yaathutours (Inactive 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Its truly devastating for the general public. Saw even flights parked with their wheels submerged in water. From India the traffic towards bangkok has taken a bad beating. Earlier we -snip-use to send so many clients there but this has really taken a bad beating on the business. But more important is the situation of the people there. We all really pray to the god for their betterment.

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17. Posted by thanuhak (Budding Member 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Here's the latest from, where all official updates are posted:

Situation in Bangkok

Most areas of central Bangkok where to tourists normally go are not flooded at this time. The Chao Phraya River, which runs through Bangkok, is at a higher-than-normal level. This is causing some flooding at tourist attractions that are close to the river, and some parts of Chinatown, especially during high tide periods.

Within the Bangkok Metropolitan Area, several suburbs and areas adjacent to the Chao Phraya River are experiencing flooding. As these areas are largely residential and industrial zones, they are not normally visited by tourists. The government has asked residents to leave these areas due to the flooding.

The BTS Skytrain and MRT subway are operating normally. Taxis and tuk tuks are operating on a limited basis. 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.

According to government officials, October 27th until November 1st, 2011 will be a peak period for flooding due to a combination of high seasonal tides and the large volume of water flowing from the northern provinces through the Bangkok area. The government has announced holidays during this period to facilitate the management of flood control measures. The Chatuchak Weekend Market is closed the weekend of October 29th.

Given the rapidly changing nature of the flooding situation in Bangkok, the TAT advises travelers to carefully consider visiting tourist attractions close to the Chao Phraya River as they may be 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 Bangkok at the present time.

18. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1851 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

The worst of the flooding will be over the next few days and we will see whether that breeches Bangkok's inner defenses or not. Bangkok area does get flooding most years but not this bad. The city is actually sinking over time.

Shops including supermarkets are running out of food, water and such. As said, businesses are closing down as people leave the city, or cannot get supplies.

People are leaving the Bangkok area to go elsewhere so you might find all the rooms booked in some places you want to visit. and all the transport out of Bangkok full.

Other countries around Thailand have been hit too.

19. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

The high tides have greatly affected some riverside communities. Many areas of Chinatown, Thornburi and other districts have been flooded.

As the tides lessen, there is still the matter of millions of cubic meters of water north of the city. The barriers are already pretty well taxed. Hopefully, most will hold.

20. Posted by tamban gypsy (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

it is very sad that this is happening to poor Bangkok Im still going to go there at least its not until late November hopefully all will be ok by then.
Can anyone advise me on Krabi & Koh Lanta Island where me & my hubby will be spending 2 weeks .
First we will be staying in Ao Nang then catching the ferry to Koh Lanta any hints on how much to pay for the ferry or the times & any tour company in both places that dont charge heaps & are trustworthy
I would much appreciate any feed back :)
Also getting a sim card at Bangkok Airport & money changing we arrive at 1.00am & dont fly to Krabi until 6.45 am will they be open to purchase