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