The old Bangkok shrine resisting demolition

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."