The Khmer-era ruins of Prang Kaek in Lopburi
Sitting on a small island in the middle of traffic is one of Lopburi's oldest Khmer monuments, the eighth century Prang Kaek. Like Prang Sam Yod, Prang Kaek was originally a Hindu temple, that was later re-purposed as a Buddhist shrine. King Narai restored the temple in the seventeenth century, but now it's in ruins. Prang Kaek is the oldest Khmer era ruins in Thailand, making it very important even if its situation doesn't look it.