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Bang Kachao: Bangkok’s Green Lung: Tucked inside a bend of the Chao Phraya River, a green oasis stands in the ...

Editor's Note: Today's caption is the answer to Earth Observatory's February 2015 image puzzler . In the heart of Thailand’s most populous city, an oasis stands out from the urban landscape like a great “green lung.” That’s the nickname given to Bang Kachao—a lush protected area that has escaped the dense development seen elsewhere in Bangkok. The city is built on the alluvial plain of the Chao Phraya River. Toward the southern end, near the Gulf of Thailand, is an old meander that never quite formed an oxbow lake . That meander traces the boundary of Bang Kachao, which TIME magazine once called the “best urban oasis” in Asia. On February 2, 2014, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color view of Bang Kachao (also called Bang Krachao or Bang Kra Jao). The top image is a close up view of the region outlined with a rectangle in the bottom ima...

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