That could make for very dangerous Bangkok streets—and perhaps a coup by a military that sees no other options.
Rangsit, a district in Pathumthani province just outside Bangkok, has been under water for days now.
Bangkok Feb. 22, 2012 What caused me to turn on the TV in late afternoon in Bangkok, something I have never done before?
Capital of Thailand and largest city in the country, located in the heart of Thailand's rice-growing region near the Gulf of Thailand.
Note: With its busy port and spectacular examples of Buddhist (see Buddhism) architecture, Bangkok is one of the leading cities of Southeast Asia.
Constitutional monarchy in southern Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma to the west and northwest, Laos to the north and east, Cambodia to the southeast, and the Gulf of Siam (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Malaysia to the south. Its capital and largest city is Bangkok.
Note: Thailand was formerly called Siam.
Note: Strongly supported the United States during the Vietnam War, Thailand was the site of American air bases until 1976, when relations with the United States deteriorated.
Note: During the early 1990s, its economy became one of the strongest in Asia, but it experienced a sharp downturn in the mid-1990s.