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    well not exactly, but October is peak season for flooding in Thailand, it floods to some degree every year - this has been a particularly bad year.
    In addition I think most of Bangkok has been saved from severe flooding by levee banks and flood control systems (like the canals). The same cannot be said for areas to the north of Bangkok, outside the flood barriers.
    Usually the flooding is gone by mid November, maybe because it's been so bad this year it will take a couple of weeks longer. If the rains stop as usual, and things return to normal by mid December if there's any flooding left in Bangkok (not outside ) it will be localised and easy to navigate around (he said with fingers crossed!). about 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Mid November about 6 years ago

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    Presently at today's date 25 /10 things are only getting worse and unfortunately more (huge) amounts of run-off water flows from the north and rain on the way. The local word on the street is the worst is still yet to come and over the next week it may be very bad. The governor of Bangkok today has warned residents to prepare for flood waters to reach further into the city from outer suburban areas over the next few days, even the Victory Monument area may flood which is really terrible news for the locals.The PM has said it may be a month or so before things get back to normal and that's only when the water starts to recede, which at this point know one can predict.
    Supermarkets in Bangkok are empty due to panic buying and residents are running out of basic items like bottled water, infant formula and some food lines etc as many local factory's are flooded or if they are open they can't transport anything due to the road closures or get staff to work.
    The best option to be honest would be to stay away from Bangkok anytime soon unless you have no other options or make "soft open flexible plans" to visit. Bangkok will quickly recover but it's uncertain when that will start to happen once the water moves through Bangkok and out to sea. Don't get put off though by the floods you can still always visit Phuket, Chiang Mai or Samui and many other places instead. If you need a hotel when you visit i use this site for the best rates http://www.ihotelthai.com about 6 years ago

    Answered by Lani Jones via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    i was looking through online for the flood condition in thailand as we are travelling into Thailand in December. it sure is panicking but i have no friends inside Bangkok to tell me how the situation is really like. we all know media can be so deceiving sometimes, as that's what they do, creating havoc and all. but the more i see the more i'm worried. we're tentatively leaving for chiang mai for our first week in thailand, but i sure do hope things in bangkok would be back to normal by then because it's our first time there and i don't want to be visiting and be locked out from all the tourist attractions. that's just a pity! about 6 years ago

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    First, most of Bangkok is still dry. Of course we are expecting the worst, which is covering 100% of the city. Anyway it should last in 1 month. December visit should be fine but some of the attraction nearby like Ayudhaya might be under about 6 years ago

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    i am scheduled to reach Bangkok on 4th of December for my Honeymoon. This will be my first time to Thailand. I am worried about flood, Crocodiles and snakes from the local farms which have escaped due to the flood, scarcity of food and basic necessities due to the flood and lawlessness due to the flood. Any local person can you please let me know the present situation and please guide me whether i should cancel my trip or not. I dont want a bad experience on my honeymoon also as obvious i wont be alone but with my wife so i am also worried. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Aman Mehta via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    4th of December should be fine. There might be water in some places but most of the tourist spot should be ok. There are so many places to visit in Bangkok and nearby that you can go in case the ones you planned are not ready. There should be some shortage but not affect the tourist. about 6 years ago

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    Thank you Rajatanavin for the information. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Aman Mehta via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    @Rajatanavin - Do you still think 4th is safe... with news coming in for more flood... about 6 years ago

    Answered by Aman Mehta via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    i had planned a surprise trip for my parents around christmas, 25th dec. in bangkok & phuket. could anyone suggest if it would be fine by than or would i have to cancel there trip :( about 6 years ago

    Answered by hrishitaa via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Sorry I did not check back earlier. The flood is still affect some area but it will not effect more and receding. Visiting Bangkok and Thailand is now ok except some near Bangkok provinces. It will take about a couple of weeks more to be back to normal. about 6 years ago

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    We were in Bangkok end oct,major areas like Siam,silom road, sukhumvit were dry,flood water has started going down now.Bangkok should be safe in dec. Phuket had no floods as it is way down south. about 6 years ago

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    Furthermore, Phuket is an island and not part of the catchment that is the source of flooding in Bangkok. It's 100% okay to visit Phuket. about 6 years ago

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