Thailand in March


Jan 11th, 2016, 05:21 PM
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Thailand in March

I've read in a few places that the fields are burned in the north during March. I was just wondering from those who have visited during this time, was the reduced visability and lack of air quality enough to ruin your trip? We plan to go to Bangkok and Krabi during the midle of the month. My husband has mild asthma and I'm trying to judge if we should look into another area to travel to.

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Jan 11th, 2016, 06:16 PM
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Bangkok and Krabi will not be affected by any burning in the fields. But I wouldn't go to the Chiang Mai area or Luang Prabang, Laos.
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Jan 12th, 2016, 08:01 AM
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Mid March last year we were in Khao Lak and there some haze there but nowhere near as bad as the north of the country ( from where we had escaped!) and probably not enough to causing any sort of breathing issues. It was, however, enough to spoil the views of Phang Nga bay which is not too far from Krabi. Whether this was due to the burning in the north I don't know. I think a lot depends on the prevailing wind conditions which can improve or degrade air quality from day to day. Unless your husband is especially sensitive to pollutants, I wouldn't let it impinge on your plans.

Sadly pollution is a fact of life all over Asia these days.
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