Rainy DayBangkok Under Water10.27.11Rainy DayBangkok Under WaterThailand is experiencing its worst flooding in 50 years as the waters reach the capital city. See photos of a metropolis overwhelmed.10.27.11 1:42 PM ETDaniel Berehulak / Getty ImagesBangkok Under WaterTens of thousands of people are fleeing Bangkok ahead of rising floodwaters. The governor has officially called for residents of the three northern districts in the capital to leave, and authorities have declared a five-day holiday to allow people to relocate. With the airport already closed due to flooding, thousands of people flocked to bus and train stations. See photos of the Thai capital overwhelmed. Above: Thai residents walk on a street in Bangkok's Chinatown near the overflowing Chao Phraya River. Aaron Favila / AP PhotoOutskirtsA man wades through chest-deep floodwaters on the outskirts of Bangkok. Residents poured out of the Thai capital by bus, plane, and train Thursday, heeding government warnings to leave before a predicted weekend deluge rushes through the city. Nicolas Asfouri, AFP / Getty ImagesPreparationsWorkers reinforce a sandbag wall near Bangkok's Chinatown. The floods are the worst in Thailand in 50 years. Daniel Berehulak / Getty ImagesTempleA man looks down at rising flood waters encroaching on a Chinese temple. Around 350 people have died in flood-related incidents since late July, according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Daniel Berehulak / Getty ImagesFortifyThai monks wheel sandbags to help fortify a temple. Damages are running as high as $6 billion. Bazuki Muhammad, Reuters / LandovGroundedAirplanes are parked on a flooded tarmac at Don Muang Airport in Bangkok. Don Muang had to close on Tuesday. Nicolas Asfouri, AFP / Getty ImagesRoyal MessFlooding reached the main entrance of the Grand Palace. Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesSplashA tuk-tuk, which is a small jeeplike taxi, drives through the flooded city streets. Sakchai Lalit / AP PhotoFurther NorthHouses are submerged in floodwaters in Nonthaburi province, north of Bangkok. Hundreds of factories closed in Nonthaburi and its fellow central province of Ayutthaya. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul, AFP / Getty ImagesJump OnThai residents are transported on a truck through floodwaters in Bangkok. Paula Bronstein / Getty ImagesHomeA flood victim carries water-damaged belongings from his kitchen in his flooded condo. Christophe Archambault, AFP / Getty ImagesExodusPeople board buses to take them away from the Thai capital. Athit Perawongmetha / Getty ImagesShelter From the StormA woman stands among tents in a shelter for flood victims at the closed Don Muang Airport.