Hundreds of Cambodians have gone to see five unusually shaped termite nests that look like figures of Buddha, witnesses said.
The insect homes appeared on the cement floor of 56-year-old Kuong Keo Ry’s house near Phnom Penh, shortly before a traditional death festival held in October when she was mourning her late husband.
“I am happy that my house has been chosen. After other people and I pay respect to the Buddha shapes, we all feel content,” the widow told AFP by telephone.
She said she first became curious about the nests in October because she would sweep them away every day but the termites rebuilt them overnight.
Over the past month around 50 to 60 people had come to her house every day to view the Buddhas, Kuong Keo Ry said.
A journalist who went to see the termite Buddhas said he was “thrilled” by them.
“It’s like a miracle to me,” said Sok Samnang, who hosts a Cambodian television show.
1. termite n.
白蟻 (bai2 yi3)
例: Dave's house was overrun with termites.
2. content adj.
滿足的 (man3 zu2 de5)
例: Everybody was content with the judge's decision.
3. overnight adv.
一夜間 (yi2 ye4 jian1)
例: Heavy winds lashed the county overnight.
4. miracle n.
奇蹟 (qi2 ji1)
例: It seemed like a miracle when Lewis finally passed his driving test.
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