Although not as devastating as the August 13 and September 28, 2005 floods, the latest flood took Pai by surprise … hell, it took me by surprise! I opened my window and all was normal, 40 minutes later and the water was lapping at the foundations of my house.
For those of us that live along the river a disheartening and demoralizing clean-up awaits. To see how quickly the waters rose check out the Pai Explorer’s HD Video of the flood from various perspectives around the town.
We start at the Bamboo Bar bridge, head to the Pai River Corner Resort, then up to The Breeze of Pai where across the river, Pai Nai Fun and the Indiana Cottages were in real trouble. Finally we head out to Baan Krating & the Sipsongpanna Resort where flood levels again prove to be the nemesis of riverside resort owners.