Long Lost Thailand Temple Emerges From Reservoir As Water Levels Drop

MUEANG LOPBURI DISTRICT

A long-lost temple has reemerged from the watery depths of a dam reservoir in Thailand, drawing in thousands of curious onlookers, tourists, and Buddhist monks. The Buddhist temple of Wat Nong Bua Yai was a central part of community life in villages of Lopburi province in Central Thailand until the land was flooded some 20 years ago during construction of the dam. Now, the reservoir waters have receded to reveal a number of the temple’s former structures and a 4-meter (13-foot) tall headless statue of Buddha that sits around a bunch of dead stranded fish.

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