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Pagodas at flooded Thai temples leaning sideways
Asahi Japan Watch ^ | 11/14/11 | KAZUTO TSUKAMOTO

Posted on 11/14/2011 3:16:35 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

Pagodas at flooded Thai temples leaning sideways

November 14, 2011

By KAZUTO TSUKAMOTO / Correspondent

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand--Treasured pagodas at historic sites in this former capital in Thailand have been damaged by the worst flooding in memory to hit the country.

In some cases, the breakdown of soil due to the large amount of floodwater has caused pagodas to lean sideways. Temples in the Historic City of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, have also sustained damage. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization plans to investigate the extent of damage jointly with Thai authorities.

Ayutthaya, about 70 kilometers north of Bangkok, prospered from the 14th to the 18th centuries as the capital of the Ayutthaya kingdom. The Chao Phraya River, swollen by the flooding, runs to the west of a historic park, which contains many of the remains that are part of the World Heritage site.

On Nov. 11, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a 17th-century temple on the other side of the river known for its magnificent figure rising up from the lush greenery, was immersed in muddy water, with only the tops of pagodas visible above the surface. A small boat was needed to approach the grounds across water that appeared to be 1-3 meters deep.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajw.asahi.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flood; pagodas; thailand

1 posted on 11/14/2011 3:16:36 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Honda plant in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
2 posted on 11/14/2011 3:37:28 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Someone needs to post the Romney used car salesman picture here. I know he would like to sell you a new car at a real bargain from this plant.

He also has a bag of “crap” he would like to sell to the American voters too.


3 posted on 11/14/2011 3:42:03 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The wat in better times:

And now
4 posted on 11/14/2011 3:42:04 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

It’s my first time to see submerged cars in a flood neatly ordered and arranged.


5 posted on 11/14/2011 3:43:55 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: expat1000

So which one is leaning? To me, they all look OK. Is there another pagoda not seen in the picture?


6 posted on 11/14/2011 3:45:54 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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Eerie, isn’t it? I guess the water came in fast - too fast for them to try and get them out of there.


7 posted on 11/14/2011 3:46:37 AM PST by expat1000
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To: TigerLikesRooster
So which one is leaning? To me, they all look OK. Is there another pagoda not seen in the picture?

I don't see any leaning either, but the photo could be days, even weeks, old.
8 posted on 11/14/2011 3:51:41 AM PST by expat1000
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Not cars, but we have seen this before...


9 posted on 11/14/2011 3:53:23 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: alieno nomine; angkor; Brian Allen; bsariwat; Central Scrutiniser; colorado tanker; expat1000; ...

Thai Ping


10 posted on 11/14/2011 3:59:49 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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Hey, I once knew a girl named Thai Ping. Ten dollars and she love you long time.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 6:03:51 AM PST by fhayek
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Ten dollars and she love you long time.

I assume that included your tip?

12 posted on 11/14/2011 7:43:10 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Do Thais like Italian food?


13 posted on 11/14/2011 8:44:50 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ASA Vet

I assume that included your tip?


No, he lost that “tip” at the doctor’s office after his visit with ThaiPing. Now, he’s “tipless!” LoL


14 posted on 11/14/2011 12:00:08 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH
You can lol about it, but there was a man in my Army unit in Bangkok who actually did lose his tip. We of course being kind fellows from then on called him by nickname "stubby."

I did know the girl, she was very beautiful, but nothing to give up body parts for.

15 posted on 11/14/2011 1:11:19 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My Thai wives liked Spagetti but ruined it by adding sugar.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 1:15:04 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: expat1000

Looks like all the buses in New Orleans!


17 posted on 11/14/2011 1:20:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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