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写真 | 2019年 08月 6日 22:15 JST

Drought reveals lost Buddhist temple in Thailand

A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand. Thousands are flocking to see the Buddhist temple exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged.   
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A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drougmore

A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand. Thousands are flocking to see the Buddhist temple exposed after drought drove water levels to record lows in a dam reservoir where it had been submerged. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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The meteorological department says Thailand is facing its worst drought in a decade, with water levels in dams nationwide having fallen far short of the monthly average.  

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The meteorological department says Thailand is facing its worst drought in a decade, with water levels in damsmore

The meteorological department says Thailand is facing its worst drought in a decade, with water levels in dams nationwide having fallen far short of the monthly average. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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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.  

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As the reservoir reaches less than 3% of capacity, the remains of Wat Nong Bua Yai, a modern temple submerged more

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

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Some Buddhist monks were among the hundreds of people who walked through broken temple structures on cracked emore

Some Buddhist monks were among the hundreds of people who walked through broken temple structures on cracked earth littered with dead fish to pay respects to a headless 4-metre (13-feet) - tall Buddha statue, adorning it with flowers. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A man prays while another takes pictures at 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 man prays while another takes pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple which has resurfaced in a dried-up more

A man prays while another takes pictures at the ruins of a Buddhist temple which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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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

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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
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