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Popular Thai temple falls victim to 'overtourism'

Hordes of unruly visitors descend on place of worship unmindful of local customs

A person at prayer inside the pagoda at Wat Paknam: The pagoda, featuring an emerald-green glass stupa and planetarium-like ceiling, has become a must see since 2012.  (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

BANGKOK -- Wat Paknam temple seems to be on the bucket list of every tourist to Thailand these days thanks to Instagram-like obsession over the breathtaking interior of its five-story pagoda.

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