Southern Thailand floods: The water is gone

Released at 16.30 Hrs. (GMT+7) on 16 February 2017

The recent floods, which had affected some areas in the Southern region of Thailand, have now receded. The situation in the affected areas have returned to normal with the Royal Thai Government as well as many private organisations and the general public putting in place rehabilitation and relief projects to assist those affected.

In terms of tourism, the popular tourist destinations along the Andaman Sea and in the Gulf of Thailand, including Phuket, Phang-nga, Krabi, Trang, and Samui remain largely unaffected by the recent floods, but were only briefly affected by the unseasonal weather in mid-January.

As the weather now clears up and all transportation is operating as normal, Southern Thailand’s most popular beaches and islands continue to attract sun-seekers, and trips to nearby islands and snorkelling excursions are going ahead. All the main routes to the South are open to traffic including roads and rail services, which are operating as scheduled on all routes.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently hosted special wedding ceremonies in Ko Samui, Krabi and Phuket for invited couples from overseas during 8-12 February, 2017, and the events were held successfully. This week, TAT is hosting 40 members of the media from China to explore the natural wonders and cultural heritage of Krabi and Trang, and the programme has been carried out as scheduled. 

For further information about the weather in Thailand, please visit Thai Meteorological Department 

For any further information about travel in the south, please contact the TAT Contact Center 1672.

*Featured image: Karon Beach, Phuket


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