Bangkok Floods – Part One

Actually I’m really hoping there isn’t a Part Two but the waters everyday envelop more of Bangkok. This morning the floodwater reached the Lat Phrao intersection, inundating Vibhavadi-Rangsit road. My son bicycled the short  half kilometre from our home to investigate. Here are his photos mostly taken outside the Central department store which has just finished a major renovation with, yes, a series of water fountains – they are getting a more spectacular water show than they bargained for.

Actually this is my son being melodramatic. He had to pose because he couldn’t see anyone actually looking gloomy. This is Thailand. Actually the cheery gentleman in the poster is the Bangkok Governor who is saying “We take care of you….. your whole life“.

Wonder if the bus will actually come.

Here comes the cavalry

These army trucks are wonderfully suited to the conditions and they do a great job in transporting and evacuating people.


Whatever the conditions this guy is always smiling.

Looking up Phon Yothin towards the Elephant Building on the Ratchda Pisek inter junction (which is more deeply flooded). Central department store to the left. The roads are acting as mini canals. The water will be deeper tomorrow.


About The Weary Traveller

I like to walk up and down hills. I've been so very fortunate to have lived most of my life in the Far East (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and the Middle East (Qatar, Oman and U.A.E). I now live and work in Bangkok. I'm past the half century now and can't help but feel that some of the mountains that I've climbed lately I should have done yesteryear. The mind is willing if the legs are not always so. Here are some stories and realized dreams of hills climbed and, dales and deserts crossed. With a bit of art thrown in. I hope you might enjoy.
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1 Response to Bangkok Floods – Part One

  1. Nice photos. . Let’s hope the next shots are not taken from your bedroom window.

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