Ayutthaya is still flooded, but the water level there is reducing at a rate of approximately 10 inches per day, and is as low as 30cm in some places. The town still can’t be safely visited, though, so all Asia World sightseeing tours to Ayutthaya are suspended until further notice. Our sightseeing tours to Uthai Thani are also suspended, but our tours to Lopburi are now running again. All other Asia World overland tours are operating as normal.
Some outer suburbs in the north and east of Bangkok have been flooded, and Bangkok’s smaller domestic airport, Don Muang, has been flooded and so is closed until further notice. The two main airlines that use Don Muang are Nok Air and Orient Thai Airlines. All flights scheduled to leave or arrive at Don Muang will use Bangkok’s main airport, Suvarnabhumi, instead.
Bangkok’s main international airport, Suvarnabhumi, is currently not flooded and is operating as normal.
Some flooding has been seen in central Bangkok in low lying areas near the river banks, including some streets near the Grand Palace and some other temples. As such, the following Bangkok sightseeing tours are suspended:
- Bangkok City and Temples
- Grand Palace
- Grand Palace & Temple
- Klongs (Canals) Tour
- Klongs (Canals) and Grand Palace
- All Dinner Cruises
- Ayutthaya Day Tour
- Ayutthaya Cruise
- Our cycling trips around Bangkok
Chatuchak Weekend Market is also closed this weekend as a safety precaution.
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.
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 Our 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.
All trains from Bangkok to the north of Thailand are cancelled until further notice.
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.