The floods - Thailand's worst in decades - have been triggered by heavy monsoon rain that begin in July. So far central Bangkok had been spared, but since October 26, waters have reached central areas of Bangkok due to river Chao Phraya overflowing.
Our users says:
"Communities along the Chao Praya are struggling to keep the water at bay. Sandbags are becoming no match for the wall of water that is encroaching.
Picture 1 : A picnic table is nearly consumed by flood waters
Picture 3: First signs of flooding begin in Bangkok: Motorists navigate their way through wet streets.
Picture 4 : The Chao Praya’s muddy water continues to converge on the streets.
Picture 7 : A popular riverside restaurant was forced to close due to flooding
Picture 8 : With a pool 1.5 metres high, sandbag barriers begin to leak heavily."
Pictures taken between October 22 and 26, 2011.