Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

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Source: Reuters 20190806

via Reuters, 06 August 2019: A temple in Lopburi, Thailand that was submerged by water because of a dam construction reemerges in the current flood. I don’t think the temple is particularly old.

As the reservoir reaches less than 3% of capacity, the remains of Wat Nong Bua Yai, a modern temple submerged during construction of the dam 20 years ago, have became visible in the middle of dry ground.

Some Buddhist monks were among the hundreds of people who walked through broken temple structures on cracked earth littered with dead fish last week to pay respects to a headless 4-metre (13-feet) -tall Buddha statue, adorning it with flowers.

Source: Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam – Reuters