via The Nation, 14 October 2020: This story is a few days old; over the weekend a dam in Korat has already started to overflow and there are already floods in some parts of the province. Phimai is home to the Phimai Historical Park, a 12th century Angkor Wat-style temple.
The historical town of Phimai is being threatened by floods as waters rise in the Northeast’s Nakhon Ratchasima province.Thailand’s most important ancient Khmer temple complex lies just downstream from the Phimai dam, which is preparing to release more water into the already overflowing Mun River.
Water overflowing from the Mun in recent days has flooded two Phimai subdistricts. More than 100 rai of farmland in Rang Ka Yai and Tha Luang is now under 50-60 centimetres of water. Locals are now bracing for the flooding to spread as the dam releases more water to ease pressure from weeks of heavy rain.