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Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot :

Lop Buri Travel Guide : Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot
      Lop Buri is a province in the central part of Thailand and it is approximately 154 kilometers north of Bangkok. It is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and covers an area of 6,199 square kilometers. Many historic artifacts and pre-historic settlements have been found in this province, which was once ruled by the Khmers. More....

 

Wat Phra Si Maha That Lop Buri  :

Lop Buri Travel Guide : Wat Phra Si Maha That
         Lop Buri was earlier known as Lawo and it was once upon a time an important town for the Khmers, who ruled the area from 10th century until the 13th. Even today, you can find many Khmer ruins in the area. However, it was during the Ayutthaya period when Lop Buri really came to the forefront with its architecture. More....

 



 
 



Lop Buri Travel Guide :

Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot 

      Lop Buri is a province in the central part of Thailand and it is approximately 154 kilometers north of Bangkok. It is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and covers an area of 6,199 square kilometers. Many historic artifacts and pre-historic settlements have been found in this province, which was once ruled by the Khmers.

 

        Many centuries ago, Lop Buri was known as Lawo. Based on the historical findings that date back to over 1,200 years, it has been proven that this province and city were of strategic importance to many rulers. Relics dating back to the Bronze Age and Ratanakosin period have been found from archaeological sites.

         However, many visitors visit this province for its historical buildings that give a glimpse into Lop Buri long and fascinating history. One such historical site many people visit is Phra Prang Sam Yot. This was once a Hindu Shrine but today is an important landmark of Lop Buri. It is just 200 meters from the railway station.

         Phra Prang Sam Yot is constructed in Lop Buri style of architecture and is built from sandstone and laterite. The three prangs of the temple symbolize the Hindu Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. It was only during the reign of King Narai, that Phra Prang Sam Yot was converted from a Hindu Shrine to Buddhist temple. Even today some Buddhist designs are visible.

         The three prangs of the temple are based on cruciform base with doorways on each side and are connected to each other by a covered walkway, which is no longer there. The walkway leads to a long brick building with stucco decoration. Although the brick building is in ruins, enough remains to admire the grotesque faces and decoration.

          Inside the building is well preserved image of a sitting Buddha from the Sukhothai era. In addition, there are remnants of Buddha images.

Lop Buri Travel Guide : Wat Phra Prang Sam Yot

 

 

 

 

 
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