Floods meet faith — Thailand’s floods swamp Buddhist temples

By Reuters Staff
October 16, 2011

The surging Chao Phraya River swamping central Thailand and threatening the capital Bangkok has inundated many of the ubiquitous temples in the deeply Buddhist country. Here are some views of temples and statues taken by our photographers covering the flooding:

An aerial view of a flooded temple in Ayutthaya province October 15, 2011/Stringer

Villagers built a wooden bridge in a flooded temple complex in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 16, 2011/Chaiwat Subprasom

Statues of Buddha are seen in a flooded area in Ayutthaya province October 15, 2011/Sukree Sukplang

 

A Buddhist monk makes his way through flooded street of the ancient part of Bangkok near Chao Praya river October 15, 2011/Damir Sagolj

Workers use sandbags to create an embankment along a street in case of more flooding at a temple in Nonthaburi province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 14, 2011/Chaiwat Subprasom

An aerial view of a flooded temple complex in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 14, 2011/Chaiwat Subprasom

An aerial view of a flooded area in Nonthaburi province October 12, 2011/Sukree Sukplang

Buddhist monks pause from helping local residents build a barrier to fight floods in Pathum Thani province October 12, 2011/Damir Sagolj

An aerial view of a flooded temple in Pathum Thani province, on the outskirts of Bangkok October 14, 2011/Chaiwat Subprasom

A man wades through flood waters at the Buddha Antique Market in Bangkok October 15, 2011/Chaiwat Subprasom

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