Phra Prang Sam Yod

Phra Prang Sam Yod

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Pictured on Lopburi’s provincial seal, the three Khmer-style towers of Phra Prang Sam Yod are impossible to miss near the train tracks. If you’re after a photo of monkeys traipsing on ancient ruins, this is your place.

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The three prangs. Photo by: David Luekens.
The three prangs. Photo: David Luekens

Dozens of monkeys snooze on the warm stone blocks or climb around the Buddha image and prangs before bugging the tourists for a banana or two -- keep a grip on your valuables here.

Almost camouflaged. Photo by: David Luekens.
Almost camouflaged. Photo: David Luekens

While the site can be easily seen from the road, we suggest shelling out 50 baht to get close to the ruins ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 0 words.)

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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.

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