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Bangkok’s Chao Phraya cleans up to become 'river of culture'

Bangkok's Chao Phraya river.
Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river. Image by Clay Gilliland / CC BY-SA 2.0

The stretch of the Chao Phraya River running through Bangkok has been earmarked for a rehabilitation project in order to preserve it as a national heritage symbol. The government scheme, which is expected to begin in January 2016, will reportedly see the waterways connected to the river cleaned up, riverside structures restored, and riverside paths running seven kilometres along both banks of the Chao Phraya between the Rama VII and Pin Klao bridges constructed. Read more: bangkokpost.com