Is it time to relocate Thailand’s capital city?

We asked our readers in last week’s web poll whether Thais should consider moving their capital city away from flood-exposed Bangkok.

Is it time to relocate Thailand’s capital city?

The centre of Bangkok has escaped the floods for now, but in the long term, Thailand’s capital is fighting a losing battle against the water that surrounds it. The city is just 30 kilometres from the sea and lies on a swamp in the middle of a river basin that drains an area the size of Florida.


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