This historic shrine is facing demolition
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Chao Mae Thap Thim is a century old
but trucks and excavators are waiting to move in
to construct university buildings
as gentrification sweeps the Thai capital
A committee is fighting the eviction
SHRINE CARETAKER, PENPRAPA PLOYSEESUAY:"I feel very sad. We are very much affected by the construction. Nobody can really see the shrine through these construction fences, they can't find the entrance unless they really try to look for it. Sooner or later they will cut the water supply and electricity."