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.
Quelle Asia World