The 'Temple of Three Prangs' is regarded as Lopburi's chief landmark.
Built as a Hindu monument, the prangs of the laterite-sandstone structure are said to represent the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. During the reign of King Narai it was converted to a Buddhist temple and some ruined Lopburi period Buddhas remain as evidence of this. The southern prang is probably the best preserved of the three, with decorative carving still visible. Like many sites in Lopburi, Phra Prang Sam Yot is overrun by monkeys, so keep hold of your baseball caps, sunglasses and scarves.
Last updated on 5th August, 2004.