A reclining stone Buddha smiles serenely as a boat drifts past with smiling occupants paddling happily in the Thailand sunshine.
In a second image, a golden statue wearing a traditional robe stands partially submerged in the grounds of an ancient temple.
These pictures could almost be holiday snaps taken by enthusiastic backpackers spending a few months travelling through Thailand.
But the picturesque photographs belie the fact the popular tourist destination is reeling from the human and financial toll of nationwide flooding. Read More