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  Vultures of Wat Saket

 

Thailand

The Vultures of Wat Saket in Bangkok (fig.) reflect a scene in history when the temple was full of vultures, attracted by the many corpses of people who had died in a cholera epidemic.

 

People had died in such large numbers that they could not be cremated in time and their corpses had were left in the open, which attracted the vultures who transformed the place into an actual sky burial ground. A recording at this display reproduces the eerie sound of vultures hissing and grunting while feeding and fighting over food.

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  Vultures of Wat Saket