Family Living at Samrong Canal
Portrait of a family who have been living along Samrong canal for many generations. Life along the canal has become less popular due to blockage, pollution and the development of roads. Yet, older generations still live and work beside the canals. 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 use 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.