Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Market-at-Bangplee-Yai-Temple-27MZIFIPQS_4.htmlConceptually similarNoodle Restaurant at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BDZCompleted★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE2Completed★★★★Market at Bangplee Yai TempleGP02BE1Completed★★★★Family making Thai DessertGP02BE0Completed★★★★Woman making Thai DessertGP02BDYCompleted★★★★Elderly Woman on Samrong CanalGP02BE5Completed★★★★Elderly Woman on Samrong CanalGP02BAKCompleted★★★★Elderly Woman on Samrong CanalGP02BALCompleted★★★★Mother with DaughterGP02BAPCompleted★★★★View AllGP02BE3Market at Bangplee Yai TempleVegetables harvested from the canal are sold on a 200 year old market in the Bangplee Yai Temple, at the upper reach of Samrong canal. Along the sides of most canals and the Chao Phraya river are places for social, religious and cultural activities such as temples, markets, hospitals and government offices. Samrong canal in the Samut Prakan province is connected to the lower part of the Chao Phraya river. The upper part of the canal is home for thousands of families who uses the water for their livelihoods, such as fishery, aquaculture, agriculture, transportation, and daily domestic use such as cleaning and washing. The water quality deteriorates as it travels downstream.Locations:Chao Phraya River-Samut Prakan-Southeast Asia-ThailandDate:18 Aug, 2010Credit:© John Novis / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3744px X 5616pxKeywords:Asian ethnicities-Canals-Chemical industry-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Markets-Outdoors-River dumping-River pollution-Rivers-Toxics (campaign title)-Two people-Vegetables-Water pollution-WomenShoot: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.