Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thailand Record Floods has killed at least 269 People and untold amounts of Damage- 11th Oct 2011

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.

And in the final image, a child appears unconcerned as he swims near another Buddha statue in a world heritage historical park in Ayutthaya province.

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