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Bangkok Overview | Keep kids safe in Bangkok

Bangkok is a great place to visit, and despite the rather raunchy nightlife reputation, is a great place to take kids. Kids will delight in all the activities Bangkok has to offer and marvel at all the beauty. There are endless possibilities for family fun in Bangkok but there are a few things you should remember to keep kids safe in Bangkok.

Plan your trips early in the morning to keep kids safe in Bangkok from the heat. It is cooler and less crowded in the morning and it will be easier to keep kids safe in Bangkok from the high (up to 40 degrees Celsius) heat of the midday. The hottest months in Bangkok are April and May and they are also very humid. November through March are the coolest months with temperatures around 29 degrees Celsius. To keep kids safe in Bangkok from the heat is, just plan your trip accordingly.

Bangkok still retains a lot of its ancient charm which is evident by the uneven streets. Keep kids safe in Bangkok by holding hands around traffic. Strollers are not recommended because of the poor road conditions so you will have to find other ways to keep kids safe in Bangkok than transporting them in a stroller.

To keep kids safe in Bangkok, you should have them keep a note with your name, flight information, and hotel on their persons. Bangkok's maze like streets and shopping malls are perfect for loosing track of your kids so to keep kids safe in Bangkok these safety precautions should be followed.

There is a big problem in Bangkok with stray dogs. While not usually aggressive, stray dogs can nip at the fingers of children who feed them. Keep kids safe in Bangkok by advising them to stay clear of stray dogs. Rabies is also much more prevalent in Bangkok than in the Western world, yet another reason to keep kids safe in Bangkok from the large stray dog population.

Water quality can be an issue, so to keep kids safe in Bangkok only allow then to drink bottled water. Most of the food in Bangkok is hygienic, even street stalls where they prepare the food right in front of you. If you are concerned about keeping kids safe in Bangkok from food contamination, observe the hygiene of the booth you are eating from before you order. Kids may not appreciated the spiciness of a lot of Thai food so always make sure you order food for kids mild or without chili. Thailand makes for a great family vacation and it is not hard to keep kids safe in Bangkok.


Last Updated: 27 Feb 2008