Tags / Tsunami 2004
After the 2004 tsunami, around 100 people were evicted from the village by a company that has plans to build a tourist resort in the area. Most of them were relocated a few kilometers away.
Baan Nai Rai village is one of many Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004. The surrounding mangroves notably reduced the impact of the waves on the area. Now villagers are trying to protect the area from turning into a tourist resort.
A local fisherman comes back to shore after a day working at sea in Baan Nai Rai village, one of the Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004. The area is a mangrove forest that has been targeted by a company that wants to turn it into a tourist resort.
Fish farms set up in the lagoon near Baan Nai Rai are one of the villages principal sources of food and income.
A dog takes watches over one of the fish farms at Baan Nai Rai village.
A child waits for fishermen to come back on shore at Baan Nai Rai village.
A styrofoam box is filled with the day's catch of a group of local fishermen.
A woman waits with her two children near the shore for the fishermen to return so she can start her working routine cleaning and processing the fish.
The Baan Nai Rai cemetery, located just a few meters from the sea shore, is among the most important sites for the people in the village, since their ancestors rest there. The cemetary is among the sites under threat by the tourist project.
A tsunami hazard sign stands in warning at the entrance of the Muslim village of Baan Nai Rai.
Narong Sawangsup, 48, stands at the door of his new house with his 9 year-old daughter. The house was built by the company that evicted him from Baan Nai Rai village eight years ago.
Fisherman return late in the evening to Baan Nai Rai after a day's work.
A woman pushes her boat to the shore at the end of the day in Baan Nai Rai village, one of the Thai villages hit by the tsunami in 2004.
Small fish is processed to produce food for larger fish that are raised in enclosed farms at Baan Nai Rai village.