Bangkok is a typical large SE Asian city that moves at a frenetic pace twenty-four hours a day. It has been on the brink of flooding for well over a week as the Chao Phraya River, that flows through the city, rises to 50 year highs. The flooding is the most expensive natural disaster in Thailand’s history. Much of the northern portion of the country is under water as are some of the outlying ares of Bangkok itself, though officials are hopeful that the city center will be spared. Here are some photos from along the Chao Phraya River as well as one taken from the plane window showing the extensiveness of the flooding.
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