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traffic on a busy city road in Bangkok, Thailand, at night
April 29, 2015

Going Electric

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River to bring the people of Southeast Asia clean electricity. In Thailand the hunger for electricity is driving dam construction on the lower Mekong in Laos and Cambodia. Bangkok’s CentralWorld complex (at right) houses some 500 shops, a hotel, and an ice-skating rink.

See more pictures from the May 2015 feature story “Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?” »

Photograph by David Guttenfelder, National Geographic

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