Hello Thailand Travelers,
We would like to update you on the latest situation regarding the flooding and weather conditions around Thailand.
Ayutthaya is still flooded and the water level reducing slowly, but the suspension of all tours to Ayutthaya is still in effect. In addition, our sightseeing tours to Uthai Thani are also suspended, but tours to Lopburi are now running again.
Some northern suburbs of Bangkok have been flooded, including Don Muang, the district where Bangkok’s “old” airport is located. As such, all flights scheduled to leave or arrive at Don Muang will use Bangkok’s main airport, Suvarnabhumi, as it is operating normally. However, All trains from Bangkok to the north of Thailand are cancelled until further notice.
Some flooding has been seen in central Bangkok in low lying areas near the river banks. As such, the following Bangkok sightseeing tours are suspended:
· City and Temples
· Grand Palace
· Grand Palace & Temple
· Klongs (Canals) Tour
· Klongs (Canals) and Grand Palace
· All Dinner Cruises
· Our cycling trips around Bangkok
In addition, Chatuchak Weekend Market is also closed this weekend as a safety precaution, but China Town, Little India and the Flower Market can now be visited again in the day time.
The flooded highways in Central Thailand are starting to clear, with some sections that were previously flooded becoming accessible. Asia Highway No. 1 is almost clear now, but for safety reasons the classic Bangkok to the North Overland tour is still being re-routed along highway 340. We expect to revert back to the original routing from November onwards. Elsewhere in Thailand, including the north and the southern islands and beaches such as Phuket and Koh Samui, there are no floods and everything is 100% safe and normal.
We are monitoring the situation very closely and, as always, the safety of our clients is our number one priority. If the situation changes in Bangkok or any other part of Thailand we will update you as soon as possible, and we have very careful contingency plans in place in case the flooding gets worse.
Thanks and Happy Travels,