Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-10-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — The flooding in Thailand is affecting 28 provinces (eight in the northeast, six in the north, seven in the central and seven in the east) with flood waters have receded in Kanchanaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon, Kalasin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Mukdahan, Kamphaengphet, Phayao, Lampang and Mae Hong Son, according to the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, Ministry of Interior, Thailand.
Most areas of Thailand where tourists normally go to are not flooded at this time. Popular tourist destinations in the central region including Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Koh Samet and Koh Chang have not been affected by the floods. Popular destinations in the south and north of Thailand, including Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Sukhothai also have not been affected by the floods.
In Chiang Mai, there is a report of flooding at Fang District. The area is located far from the airport, and is not where to tourists normally go.
Situation in Bangkok
All attractions of Bangkok where to tourists normally go are not flooded at this moment, and are operating normally.
Most areas along the Chao Phraya River’s stretch in Bangkok have the protection barriers. Therefore, the high-tide periods when the river forecasted to run at a higher-than-normal level for today and tomorrow and from October 16 to 22 are not worrying, according to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Bangkok Flood Control Centre.
The public and private sector throughout Thailand are working closely together on monitoring the flood situations, flood prevention measures as well as relief and recovery operations.
Thailand’s main gateway Suvarnabhumi International Airport and all airports throughout the country are operating normally. Highways from the airports in Bangkok to tourist destinations such as Hua Hin, Pattaya, Rayong and Koh Chang are also operating normally.
Thailand’s Department of Highways is providing daily updates on information on road closures and conditions in flood areas on its website (www.doh.go.th)
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is offering information and assistance to tourists through TAT Contact Center 1672 and all its offices in Thailand and overseas.