Most key tourist destinations and attractions have not been affected by flooding and almost all remain open. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has said; “Major tourist destinations such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Sukhothai, Kanchanaburi, Ratchaburi, Pattaya, Ko Chang, Rayong, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Ko Samui, and all provinces in southern Thailand are experiencing normal weather conditions.”
All airports in Thailand, including Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, are thus far unaffected and are operating as usual. “Suvarnabhumi Airport has considerable flood protection measures in place and officials are monitoring the situation closely,” read a TAT statement.
Train services from Bangkok to northern destinations are suspended due to the tracks being flooded, but services to other parts of Thailand are available as per normal. The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is offering full refunds on tickets for travellers who want to cancel their trips to destinations where train services are cancelled.
Tourists planning to travel to the provinces affected by the floods are advised to check the latest weather forecasts for their destination and confirm arrangements with the transportation providers before departure..