Pattaya Flood Photos
This Pattaya flood category, as the name
suggests, contains Pattaya flood photos. During the wet season
floods in Pattaya are not uncommon. The wet season usually
starts in June and lasts until October. On average the wettest
month is September. However, floods are not restricted to only
September. These events can cause havoc with with your
accomodation and may make for transportation problems. Many
tourist activities also come to a grinding halt. In fact it is
a good time to sped some time in your hotel with a lovely Thai
Most of the photos below are of a Pattaya
flood that occurred in September in 2006. The last couple are
of a flood that happened in June this year. Most
of the photos were taken in the Soi LK Metro, Soi Buakhao
and Soi Diana Inn area. There are also a few of the flood
waters on Second Road around Mike Shopping Mall.
So the story is that I get back to my hotel
with the love of that night and there is a bit of rain about.
The following afternoon we head out for breakfast. It wasn't
long before we were saying oh shit!!
In Pattaya floods don't stop people from
going about there business. People just get on with it. Things
take a bit more doing but life goes on. The lady from the that
night later told me that she had to wade through chest high
water to get back to her room. As you can see the water does
not look clean. It is very dirty and can be dangerous.
I have been told that you can catch certain
diseases carried by the water. I believe that and you will see
a photo that will make you think about this.
Another thing to think about are the holes
and things that exist were people commonly walk in Pattaya.
While you are there have a look around and you will see many
places into which a foot and/or leg can go. Now imagine the
hole filled and covered with dirty water. I have met people who
have put a leg down a hole in the flood waters.
The Thais just tend to laugh it off. It
never seems to bother them too much. It is one of the cultural
differences. In our countries people get uptight about things
that don't really matter too much. The Thais have more
important things to worry about.
After I took this photo I found out that
this sexy lady was being very well cared for by a farang
This is on Soi Diana Inn which is normally
quite busy. On this day many people were walking and
pushing their motorbikes through the water.
The motorbike repair shops are busy when the flood come to
Some people are kind enough to help others out.
The drainage system in Pattaya is woefully
inadequate for the type of rain they receive. You can see that
in the photograph below. It is obvious that the system is
engineered in such a way that part of the system is higher in
elevation than others. No compensation is made for this. This
means that flood water drained from a higher level flows out of
the filled drains in a lower area.
Another thing that the people in Pattaya
that contributes to the floods is to cover the drains. They do
this to stop the stench rising from the drains in the hot
tempuratures. Only problem is that when it rains the water is
restricted from entering the drain.
This photo is at the intersection of Soi
Buakhao and Soi Diana Inn. The water was flowing very fast
A little bit down Soi Diana Inn and people
were still walking and pushing their motorbikes through the
Pattaya flood waters.
Just because Pattaya is flooded doesn't mean
that they stop eating. This is a food cart that is very busy
despite customers having to stand around in flood water.
however, not everything is normal. Lolitas
in Soi LK Metro usually has 10 or so girls sitting outside
trying to attract customers.
Second Road is still busy even if there is a flood.
Even motorbikes plow their way through.
...and the Thais just keep smiling and go about their
However, the car park at Mike Shopping Mall
is usually crammed with tourist cars and busses is almost
These last two photos are taken on Soi Diana
Inn in June this year. It only took a couple of hours of steady
rain to cause this flood. At times like this you have to just
bite the bullet and get on with getting back to your room.
Unfortunately on this night a young British
guy was electrocuted and was killed. He was wading throught the
By the next morning the flood water had disappeared.
If you are in Pattaya during the wet season
you will need to keep in mind that you may experience a Pattaya