via Reuters, 06 October 2021: Reports of flooding in Ayutthaya, the worse is yet expected.
Several temples in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya were underwater on Wednesday, as heavy monsoon rains flooded provinces across the country.
More than 40 temples in Ayutthaya, home to ancient Buddhist temples, ruins, and monuments, have been affected by the floods, the city administration said.
At one of the temples, Wat Satue, monks paddled small boats through water that ranged from thigh deep to neck level.
“This is the worst flood in 10 years,” its abbot Phra Kru Pariyat Yathikhun told Reuters by phone, adding that surrounding communities were also flooded.