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Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

Updated : 2019-08-06 12:58:23

Thousands are flocking to see a Buddhist temple in central Thailand exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged. As the reservoir reaches less than 3 percent 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.

People walk through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
People walk through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A girl walks through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A girl walks through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
People walk through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
People walk through the ruins of a Buddhist temple, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A man prays while another takes pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
A man prays while another takes pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
People walk and take pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
People walk and take pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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