The laterite prang still has some original lintels and stucco work intact. A number of other chedis and prangs - most of which were restored were greatly influenced by both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya styles.
There have been a number of reports in the newspapers regarding the vandalizing of Buddhist Temples in Thailand.
There has been a report in the Bangkok Post that a ritual would take place and the people who destroyed these sacred sites would die within 7 days! I think that that is a good deterrent - it would certainly stop people doing it again!
Well it seems to have worked - the severed head of an ancient Buddah statue was found deposited at a bus station..... why was this done? Does this mean that the robbers will not die in 7 days?