Thailand is well-known for its ancient temples.
And in a bitter-sweet moment, a severe drought is offering up a spiritual artifact in Lopburi Province. A ancient temple usually submerged in a reservoir created to assist neighbouring farmers has made an appearance and is causing quite a stir.
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This is not the first time Wat Nong Bua Yai has become visible though, as it made a brief appearance during a previous drought in 2015.
Since the temple has resurfaced thousands of people have come bearing gifts and flowers to pay respect to a headless Buddha statue - and calling for it to be preserved going forward when the rains return.
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