Top Chiang Mai pagoda may collapse

Top Chiang Mai pagoda may collapse - Bangkok Post, September 11, 2006
The pagoda of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of Chiang Mai's landmark sites, is at risk of collapse amid heavy rains, experts say...
Mr Sahawat said the study indicated that the temple stood on soft soil and part of the area where the pagoda is situated was developed from a landfill. More importantly, the level of underground water was very low, measuring at 20 metres. Such a low water level increased the risk of landslides when it rained heavily...
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