From Nat Geo:
Photograph by David Guttenfelder, National Geographic
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?”