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BANGKOK 18 April 2019 23:18

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Where for a breath of fresh air ?

 

With no action taken on annual burning the air quality up North is becoming unbearable and hazardous.

824 at Phayao this morning.Most of Phayao C Rai and C Mai have been over hazard levels in recent weeks

 

Other than relocate where would be the best province for fresh air holiday during the burning month of March.

I would want to avoid the violent areas of deep south and Bangkok. I would hope the Gulf coast or islands would at least have fresh sea breezes, or would Andaman side be preferable in terms of air quality? or may deepest Esan?

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If you mean Issan cross that off you’re list due to burning rice fields and general brush clearing burns. Just my opinion.

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Plus they burn their plastic in Isan. Air in Korat, Khon Khaen is quite bad. Some provinces like Khonkhaen have bad air quality in every village (if the province  grows a lot of sugar cane,  which is burnt before harvesting).

 

Southern provinces are ok, your best bet. 

Andamsan sometimes (but only sometimes) gets the haze from Indonesia,  will start soon. 

 

Doesn't 7/11 in CM sell bottled breathing air? I heard it's even cheaper than bottled drinking water. 

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Bang Kon Tien, (Bangkok Sea Side)

 

If you dislike BKK a few hundred meters further East, Maha Chai.

 

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A breath of hot air is more like it.Fresh air in Thailand?I wouldn't have any idea.

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I have a beachside condo, 1 hour from Pattaya,...plenty of fresh air?

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Download the 'AirVisual' app to your phone or laptop. 

It shows prevalent air currents and air quality indices for Thailand and global locations. 

I live in Chaam and the sea breeze is nice here and AQL is low. 

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11 hours ago, uhuh said:

Plus they burn their plastic in Isan. Air in Korat, Khon Khaen is quite bad. Some provinces like Khonkhaen have bad air quality in every village (if the province  grows a lot of sugar cane,  which is burnt before harvesting).

 

Southern provinces are ok, your best bet. 

Andamsan sometimes (but only sometimes) gets the haze from Indonesia,  will start soon. 

 

Doesn't 7/11 in CM sell bottled breathing air? I heard it's even cheaper than bottled drinking water. 

Yep agree, I live in Krabi, clear and clean air, Indonesia is just a haze and the sea breeze soon clears it and very minimalistic, worse air is in Krabi town at rush hour...well rush fifteen mins!! Other side, Khanom etc just as good...but there's enough of us here already!!!

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I have my own Villa and a small Resort here on Koh Samui.  Yes it's hot, but this is Thailand and its is Summer time after all!  But we are only 300 meters from the sea and many of our Guests love it to bits, some staying as long as 6 months and returning year on year.  Good luck in finding somewhere that is considerabley further South than Bangkok!

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Posted (edited)

Nice and clear in Ko Lanta this morning, AQI 25.

The islands just visible are some 20km offshore.

 

kolanta.jpg

Edited by Stocky
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Hmmm..... clean air in Thailand doesnt exist. Fresh air?.... in Thailand would depend on your definition of “ fresh”, I suggest unlikely to be found in Bangkok?

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4 minutes ago, Stocky said:

Nice and clear in Ko Lanta this morning, AQI 25.

The islands just visible are some 20km offshore.

 

kolanta.jpg

yeah the south is the only remaining area in Thailand with decent air quality for much of the year.

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How about Chantaburi :Often called the most livable city in Thailand (by Thais though : 'na yoo') 

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The air quality in Pattaya/Jomtien has been "OK" ish for the most part

......good compared to BKK and excellent compared to the "burning fields" provinces.

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Posted (edited)

Take a look... Mostly noon readings as of today:

 

1866841027_2019-03-2613_28_25.jpg.2159b030355efe6b93662459c7c31569.jpg

 

You might also ask -- where do you NOT want to be???

 

 

 

Edited by TallGuyJohninBKK

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