Gold! Bangkok’s treasure hunters

Nov 17, 2023 | Environmental, Videos

Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river is a place where treasure hunters dive for centuries-old treasures to make ends meet. With the hope of finding something valuable for their trade, they brave the danger in the muddy depths while avoiding nail injuries and treasure seizures.
In this documentary, viewers get a glimpse into the lives of the people who rely on this precious tradition for their livelihoods. Discover the secrets that lie in the riverbed of Chao Phraya as Mana and other divers delve into the waters and unearth the remnants of the past. But with the city’s decision to end treasure hunting, will this millennia-old practice come to an end? Find out in this compelling look at Bangkok’s treasure diving community.

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