Prang Sam Yot, Lopburi

Prang, in architecture, is a tower-like spire, usually richly carved. It’s a common Hindu and Buddhist shrine element from the Khmer Empire. In Thailand prangs appear only with important Buddhist temples. They were adapted by Buddhist builders around 1350 – 1767 in the Ayutthya Kingdom and 1782 – 1932 in the Rattanakosin Kingdom. ~ Source

It’s the annual monkey party in the Thai countryside of Lopburi.  Prang Sam Yot is famous for being the party venue every year. Those prangs teemed with monkeys when I arrived. I stood opposite while deciding which entrance to approach.

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