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    Wat nakhon kosa

    by jckim Written May 11, 2015

    Ancient remains of Wat Nakhon Kosa are formed by the superposition of religious places from different eras, dating back to Dhavaravati time in the 17th century. The chapel (ubosot) and the assembly hall (vihara) are assumed to have been built in Ayutthaya period when King Narai the Great founded the city of Lopburi

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    Ban luang rap ratchathat ( Wichayen House )

    by jckim Written May 11, 2015

    ( Without entering inside, photos taken outside! )
    Bang Luang Rap Ratchathut (Ban Luang Wichayen), literally the Royal Reception House for Royal Ambassadors, is situated on Wichayen Road 300 metres away from the north of Phra Narai Ratcha Niwet (the King Narai’s Palace). It was built to welcome the first envoys of Louis XIV of France in 1685 (2228 B.E.) and thus given the name by its purpose. Towards the end of King Narai’s reign, this building was a residence to Chao Phraya Wichayen or Constantine Phaulkon and thus given the second name ‘Ban Luang Wichayen’

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    Prang khaek sanctuary

    by jckim Written May 11, 2015

    Prang Khaek consists of 3 brick pagodas without connection between each pagoda. Three pagodas are situated one by one from the north to the south and face the east. The pagoda at the middle is bigger than the others. Each pagoda has only one entrance. The other 3 doors were built for decoration only.

    In the past, the shine was built of brick without cement and was assumed to be collapsed. In the era of Narai the Great, 3 pagodas were repaired with cement. Also 2 new buildings, a vihara in front of the shrine and a water tank in the south side, were constructed in Thai-Europe style.

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    Phra prang sam yod

    by jckim Written May 11, 2015

    Another name is Monkey Temple,
    In fact, many monkeys live in the Temple.

    The site is constructed according to Khmer architecture form, Bayon Art (1177-1230). The structure is of laterite (Silalang) decorated with sculptured clay ornaments. It was built during the reign of King Chai-woraman VII (1181-1214) for religious matters, Vajarayan Buddhist cult, besides the site would be Lavos’ (aka Lopburi) city sacred site. During the time, Lavo was under the power of Cambodia. Originally, inside the main pagoda enshrined an image of a Naga, the pagoda to the south enshrined an image of Phra Lokae-suan (Bodhisattva Loki State/ state of an Ice Princess) having four hands, and the pagoda to the North enshrines an image of Phranang Pratchya-Paramita who has two hands.

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    TWO HUGE MONKEYS

    by davidjo Written Sep 20, 2014

    When traveling by train on the Northern Line, it will stop at Lop Buri Station for a few minutes, where you can see two huge monkey sculptures at the end of the platform. The town is famous for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that you will find in the old town, especially at Phra Prang Sam Yot and Phra Kaan Shrine. There is even a monkey temple and amusement park where locals buy snacks to feed them, but be careful when walking around as they may defecate on you from buildings, trees, electrical posts and ledges. They may also snatch food from you, or even handbags, hats or glasses.

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    monkeys

    by maarrz Written Nov 10, 2011

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    i really wanted to see the monkeys , and wasn't disappointed , they are everywhere , tho at this really old temple i saw the most , local people were turning up with baskets of food and little bottles of ( i think) milk and those monkeys were into it .
    keep a close eye on your stuff cos they will pinch it , and if you stand still and pretend not to notice them , some of the little ones will climb you , which is a bit creepy really but still a fun experience .
    It's also interesting to wander around and inside the temple .

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    sunflowers

    by maarrz Written Nov 10, 2011

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    i visited the sunflower fields , with some friends from bangkok so i'm not sure of directions to get there , i guess just ask a local for advice .
    lots of people there just enjoying a lovely sunny day , taking photos of each other in the flowers , just the colours kinda make you feel kinda happy .
    outside the field we went to , they had stalls where you could buy , tee shirts , bags with sunflower designs , some kind of alcohol made with ( i guess ) sunflower honey - yum and delicious hot roasted sunflower seeds plus the usual touristy things and other hot food .

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    Wat Nakhon Kosa

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This ruined temple is located on the east side of the railway tracks, overlooking them, between the San Phra Kan and the railway station. It was once a Dvaravati place of worship that probably dates from the 11th or 12th century. The ubosoth and vihara were built in the reign of King Narai (17th century).

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    San Phra Kan

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This is a small shrine that is located in the middle of a roundabout on the other side of the railway track from the Old Town, near Prang Sam Yot. It used to be a single Khmer-style prang that dates from the 13th century but has since fallen apart. There is a modern shrine with four staircases which feature monkey’s statues at the foot of each one. Stalls sell offerings to be dedicated at the shrine, and food and drink. The monkeys eat the food, drink, offerings and anything else going so watch out.

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    Prang Sam Yot

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This prang is located opposite the railway line and is literally teaming with monkeys so be careful! There are 3 prangs in a row which are connected and accessed together. They are built out of laterite sandstone and decorated with stucco and are Lopburi's most famous sight except for the monkeys, of course. It used to be a Hindu temple with the three towers symbolising the Hindu Trimurti of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Now two of them contain Lopburi-style Buddha images.

    Open: 8am-6pm. Admission: 30 baht.

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    Wat Sao Thong

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This working temple is a third-tier royal temple located near the royal palace and river. In a map made by French engineers, the site is described as a residence for Persians, with a mosque which is the present location of the royal assembly hall. This temple is unique because of its late Ayutthaya architecture. The main Buddha image is 6 metres wide and 9 metres high and is sacred to the people of the town.

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    City Shrine

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    The City Shrine or Arrow Shrine is located next to Wat Peun, just to the west of the Chao Phraya Wichayen (ambassador’s residence). It was rebuilt in 1978 after falling into ruin and features a small well with a big greenish stone in the middle of the floor which is believed to be the arrow of Rama.

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    Wat Peun

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This small temple ruin lies next to the Chao Phraya Wichayen (ambassador’s residence) and was built during the reign of King Narai the Great (r. 1656-1688). The site consists of three main buildings - viharn, a building to the south of the viharn and a chedi.

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    Chao Phraya Wichayen

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This was the official residence for ambassadors that was built during the reign of King Narai and was divided into three parts with three adjoining doorways. Situated in the west is the residential hall built to accommodate the Greek ambassador named Constantine Falcon who worked for the government of the king. The middle part is the Christian church. Situated in the east is the residential hall built to accommodate other ambassadors. During 1875, the French ambassador Chervaria De Chomante visited.

    Open: 8.30am-4pm. Admission: 30 baht.

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    Prang Khaek

    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    This prang lies on a road island near the main market in the town centre. It actually consists of three brick prangs in a row, north-south. The middle one is the largest and all three have just one entrance in the east while there are three other entrance that are all fake. It is believed to date from the 10th century and was a sacred place of Brahmanism with a Shiva statue.

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