Boat Houses

Boat houses - July 14, 2002
"Surveying the impact of boat houses on the environment in and around Ayutthaya province"--interesting report with photos. The report is from 1999, but earlier this year: Now most rice barges have been sold to hotels and restaurants to be transformed into floating dining rooms.... Since 1973, trucks have overtaken barges as the main way to get rice from the mills to Bangkok. Most barges sold to hotels and restaurants recently have brought between Bt250,000 and Bt300,000 to their owners. (from "Mighty river, changing ways," The Nation, February 10, 2002)
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