The temple is notable for its 17-story tall pink cylindrical building with a gigantic red-and-green dragon sculpture curling around the entire height. The interior of the dragon sculpture contains a spiraling flight of stairs, which has however deteriorated to a poor condition in places. It also contains a huge Buddha statue as well as many additional Buddhist statues.
The temple clergy was involved in a sexual assault scandal that resulted in long prison sentences in 2004.
- ประกาศกระทรวงศึกษาธิการ เรื่อง ตั้งวัดในพระพุทธศาสนา วัดสามพราน. In: Royal Gazette of 22 Oct 1985, p. 5200 (pdf, on ratchakitcha.soc.go.th, in Thai).
- The Dragon Temple in Samphran
- Wat Samphran blogspot
- The Bangkok FAQ
- Ex-abbot gets 160 years for rapes