The Early Stages of the Current Thailand Flooding: Photos from Ayutthaya
It's as we feared would happen. The rising floodwaters of the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok, Thailand have reached the city's secondary airport, Don Mueang. DMK was the focus of one of our recent stories on great places to go plane spotting, owing to the existence of a golf course in between the airport runways.
Well, it's safe to say that the entire place is in danger of becoming one giant water trap.
Although central Bangkok and the main tourist areas remain high and dry, the UNESCO historical sites in nearby Ayutthaya can't say the same. Although we aren't there now to show you some of the damaging floods (thank god), we were there as recent as a few weeks ago, when the waters of the river had already begun seeping into the first floors of riverside homes.
View our pictures abovefrom the second week of Septemberand compare them to some of the video and images coming out of the country now. Needless to say, you should probably hold off on visiting those temples in the Bangkok suburbs and north for now.
Disclosure: Some of our travel and accommodations were as a guest of the Travel Authority of Thailand, but rest assured all photos and opinions are completely our own.
[Photos; Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]