News Thailand: flooding Neueste Nachrichten über die Überschwemmungen in Thailand


We would like to update you on the latest situa­ti­on regar­ding the floo­ding and wea­ther con­di­ti­ons around Thai­land.

Ayutt­ha­ya is still floo­ded, and all Asia World sight­see­ing tours to Ayutt­ha­ya are sus­pen­ded until at least the end of Octo­ber. Our sight­see­ing tours to Lop­bu­ri and Uthai Tha­ni are also sus­pen­ded, but all other Asia World tours are ope­ra­ting as nor­mal, inclu­ding our sight­see­ing tours in Bang­kok.

Some sub­urbs on the far north out­s­kirts of Bang­kok have been floo­ded, but so far the city cent­re has­n’t been affec­ted. Many shops and houses are lay­ing out sand­bags to pro­tect against the floods, but so far they have not been nee­ded in cen­tral Bang­kok. The aut­ho­ri­ties are doing their best to mana­ge the flow of water so that it drains saf­ley into the sea through Bangkok’s exten­si­ve canal net­work, and during this pro­cess it is pos­si­ble that some canals may overs­pill and cau­se some floo­ding. Howe­ver, at this sta­ge it looks unli­kely that the cen­tral busi­ness district and the are­as whe­re most tou­rist attrac­tions and hotels are will beco­me serious­ly floo­ded.

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 is wor­se than expec­ted.

The floo­ded high­ways in Cen­tral Thai­land are star­ting to clear, with some sec­tions that were pre­vious­ly floo­ded beco­m­ing acces­si­ble. Howe­ver, as a safe­ty pre­cau­ti­on our clas­sic Bang­kok to the North over­land tour is still being re-rou­t­ed along high­way 340 ins­tead of Asia High­way No. 1, which results in an extra 2.5 hours jour­ney time for this tour.

All trains from Bang­kok to the north of Thai­land are can­cel­led until fur­ther noti­ce.

The­re is no dis­rup­ti­on to any air­ports in Thai­land, inclu­ding Bangkok’s main inter­na­tio­nal air­port which has for­ti­fied its flood walls as an extra precua­ti­on.

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Update weather condition Thailand

Plea­se let us update you about the cur­rent wea­ther con­di­ti­on in Sou­thern Thai­land. 

The wea­ther con­di­ti­on in Koh Samui is almost back to nor­mal today. The­re is no more rain. Only some lower are­as are still affec­ted with the flood, but most are­as are clea­ned up or are under the clea­ning pro­cess.

Most are­as have not been affec­ted with the flood in Phu­ket as the­re is no hea­vy the­re. For Kra­bi, it is slight­ly clou­dy sky with sunshi­ne today.

Air­port and Air­lines

- Samui Air­port: The regu­lar­ly sche­du­led flights of Thai Air­ways and Bang­kok Air­ways have been resu­med as air visi­bi­li­ty at Samui Air­port is safe for flight ope­ra­ti­ons. The air­port is not crow­ded any­mo­re as the num­ber of stran­ded pas­sen­gers has redu­ced. Still, out­go­ing flights from Samui are slight­ly delay­ed due to the check-in pro­ce­du­re. 

- Phu­ket Air­port: The air­port was ope­ra­ting throughout the past days wit­hout huge delays.

- Kra­bi Air­port: The air­port can be acces­sed as nor­mal.

Fer­ry Ser­vices

*Rou­tes that fer­ries are ope­ra­ted as nor­mal:
- From main­land to Koh Samui
- From/​to Koh Phan­gan and Koh Tao
- From Kra­bi to Koh Lan­ta
- From Kra­bi to Phi Phi Island

*Rou­tes that fer­ries still have been sus­pen­ded:
- From Koh Lan­ta to Koh Mook /​ Koh Kra­dan /​ Koh Ngai