Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Dao-Khanong-Canal-in-Bangkok-27MZIFIPGWEO.htmlConceptually similarDao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BFTCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong Canal in BangkokGP02BCNCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCMCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCOCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCPCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCQCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCRCompleted★★★★Discharge Pipes in Dao KhanongGP02BFSCompleted★★★★Dao Khanong CanalGP02BCZCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BFUDao Khanong Canal in BangkokDao Khanong Canal is connected to the lower reach of the Chao Phraya river. The point where polluted water from a canal is flowing into the Chao Phraya river becomes a significant pollution source of Chao Phraya. Many canals in Bangkok and especially in Samut Prakan have turned into a dumping ground for discharge wastewater from factories in the areas. This canal is one of the famous canals for tourist sightseeing because of the temples, local houses, restaurants, snake farms, and fruit farms.Locations:Bangkok-Chao Phraya River-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:21 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-River discharges-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Water pollutionShoot:Chao Phraya River DocumentationRiver and water use documentation of the Chao Phraya river. The Chao Phraya River basin is the largest in Thailand, draining approximately 30% of thecountry. Along its course this river passes through several cities, including Bangkok, andultimately flows into the Upper Gulf of Thailand. After passing through Bangkok, and before entering the Gulf, the Chao Phraya flows through Samut Prakan Province. A number of large canals connect to the Chao Phraya in this province, an area that houses a wide range of industrial facilities. A recent Greenpeace report reveals hazardous chemicals in the discharges from these factories, and high levels of toxic pollution in the canals. The study shows the presence of heavy metals, hormone disrupting chemicals, and human carcinogens in water and sediments.