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Ayutthaya Flood 2011

Wat Chiawattanaram in Ayutthaya, Thailand has been flooded since 4 October 2011. The temple ruins are still submerged 3 metres.

Team of UNESCO and local Thai experts visits Wat Chiawattanaram to assess the impact to the monuments from the heavy flooding.

There is a high concern regarding water inside the brick foundation of the flooded monuments in Ayutthaya.

Tim Curtis, Head of Culture Unit, UNESCO Bangkok looks at the water way map with local Thai experts at Wat Phrasri Sanphet in Ayutthaya.

Pom Phet or Phet Fortress in Ayutthaya is still underwater. It is situated where three rivers meet. However, visitors can walk around the site on sandbag trails.

Flood marks are evident on the wall of Phet Fortress.

Local experts take photos of the flood mark at Wat Maha That in Ayutthaya.

The visible famous Buddha in the tree at Wat Maha had been under water for over a month.

Traces of the flood are left on the monument simulation sign at Wat Ratchaburana in Ayutthaya.

Although Wat Ratchaburana is now completely dry, the surrounding dead bushes outside the walls of the temple are left as evidence of the heavy flooding.

©UNESCO/R. Manowalailao