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Thailand: Bankoks green Lung by Luke Duggelby (23 images)

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When Bangkok is viewed on Google Earth you will see a large black area of nothing. This is Bang Kra Jao, a 2000 hectare green oasis of jungle, mangroves, canals and fruit farms. Located just across the Chao Praya River from a vast mass of development and sky scrapers that is Bangkok, Bang Kra Jao remains almost totally untouched by development. In 1977 the Thai government budgeted about US$80 million to turn Bang Kra Jao in to a tourism haven, envisioning beach resorts and lucrative tourist...
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