Lop Buri Travel Guide

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     The land of monkey 

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     The monkeys aren't so cute close up!!!!!!!! 

  • In a nutshell
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     History , monkeys,sunflowers & soldiers 

Lop Buri Things to Do

  • monkeys

    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...

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  • sunflowers

    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...

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  • Wat Nakhon Kosa

    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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  • Wat Indra

    This small ruin lies opposite Wat Nakhon Kosa on the western, Old Town, side of the railway track. It was built during the reign of King Narai and only the wihara on an earth mound remains.

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  • San Phra Kan

    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....

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  • Prang Sam Yot

    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...

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  • Wat Sao Thong

    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...

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  • City Shrine

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Prang Khaek

    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...

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  • Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

    This is the main temple ruin in Lopburi and is located opposite the train station. The layout of the temple consists of a large Prnag in the middle functioning as the principal building and chedis that encircle it. It is assumed that it was built in the 12th century in the Khmer style. During Lopburi's heyday, it was the town's largest monastery...

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Lop Buri Restaurants

  • A delicious thai food in Lopburi

    One popular restaurant in Lopburi where you can find many delicious Thai dishes. Some dishes 're too spicy but nice. Open 10.00-22.00 hrs. Closed every 15th day of the month. Curry dishes.

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  • Popular with the coffee-shop teen...

    This place is located opposite Wat Indra in the east of the Old Town, near the railway track. I came here for breakfast (59 baht) which was good and which consisted of egg, sausage, ham, two pieces of toast, coffee/tea, jam and orange juice (cost extra). Good little place that's popular with the coffee-shop teen culture.

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  • Nice place but poor food

    I came here in the evening of my only evening in Lopburi and sat outside under the stars in the yard whilst my order of beef in oyster sauce was being cooked for me. When it came, it wasn't very good, in fact it was poor. Nice place but poor food.

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  • Random but edible

    Ambience? Pah... its a fairly straightforward cafe, does yer thai faves and has a wicked line in mass market ice cream products. The banana split was ace, just avoid the Hot Cashew Salad. Any regular thai dish, none stand out

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  • KFC

    we walked around looking for something decent in this city. we looked in the tourist books for ideas of restaurants to eat and tried some of those out, but really didn't find anything worth mentioning. so we wound up at the local KFC and it tasted like heaven after having failed to find anything else here.

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  • Roti, or Rotee

    Rotees are crepe-like pancakes topped with condensed milk and sugar, and rolled up. Sometimes they come with egg in them, sometimes in tourist areas they will make them with banana or other fruit rolled up inside. These are the rotee girls at the Sakaew traffice circle night market in Lopburi and they made the best ones. The girl in the centre is...

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Lop Buri Nightlife

  • Curbside bar

    There isn't much to do in the evenings here but I found this curb side bar that's run by the Noon Guesthouse and got talking to a few foreign guys who live in town.

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  • Nightlife in Lopburi?

    There are a number of bars that open and soon close. They might be good for a while but it doesn't last. Patrons are usually very young.The main nightlife is the night markets. There is one at the Sakaew traffic circle and another downtown along the train tracks. There are also lots of restaurants where you can sit and linger over dinner. At the...

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Lop Buri Transportation

  • State Railway of Thailand

    I believe there are a few north bound trains from Bangkok each day, and the one we took was due at the Don Muang train station at 1206 hours (it came half an hour late). It was a 3rd class ticket we bought, for 24 baht/person. No seats are guaranteed but you would most likely get one as people alight along the way.Do bring a sweater as it could get...

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  • Train station

    The train station is conveniently located in the old town about a 5-10 minute walk away from the hotels. All northern line trains depart from Bangkok's Hualamphong Train Station stop here and take about 3 hours or so. I came from Ayutthaya on the train which only took 45 minutes and cost just 20 baht in 3rd class. For more information on timetables...

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  • 3rd class train

    A cheap way to get to Lopburi is by 3rd class train .However journey back in the evening is really uncomfortable & a boring ride. Especially after along day touring the sunflower fields.Are we there yet?

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Lop Buri Shopping

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    by Willettsworld Written Nov 23, 2009

    There's a very useful branch of Tesco Lotus in the middle of the Old Town which stocks everything you could possibly want. For those of you who don't know, Tesco is a very well known retailer back home in the UK and are everywhere in Thailand.

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Lop Buri Warnings and Dangers

  • Monkeys!

    Lopburi is famous for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that overrun the Old Town, especially in the area around Phra Prang Sam Yot and Phra Kaan Shrine. Keep an eye out for monkeys hanging from trees and wires and sitting on roofs and ledges, and be aware that they have some unpleasant bad habits including pooping on unsuspecting pedestrians...

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  • monkeys are not that innocent

    Don't give monkey a chance to bite you, you can get some serious disease (including hepatitis, rabies...). Though I had wooden stick with me when going around the temples, they weren't afraid and climbed up my stick and they lighty bite me sometimes. On must imagine they would bite much harder if they're really pissed off!

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  • monkeys

    You will receive long bamboo stick when entering Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan - the ruins besieged by monkeys. So, it's not that dangerous in these ruins as it might seem. Just keep them in your sight.

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Lop Buri Off The Beaten Path

  • Stations between Lopburi and Phitsanulok

    I took the train from Lopburi to Phitsanulok and these are some photos of some of the lovely little stations we passed through. The stations are very cute with wooden buildings and lovely potted plants and basket flowers. They're very well kept, clean and tidy so Thai's must appreciate them more than we do ours!

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  • Wat San Paolo

    These are the ruins of a Christian church which King Narai denoted a plot of land to a French Catholic priest. The architectural style was a mixture of Thai and European styles but all that remains are a portal arch. It's a little bit out of the way to get to and the best way is to walk across the railway tracks at the train station, turn right...

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  • Pasak Dam

    Pasak Dam or full name is Pasak Jolasid Dam. It's an earth-filled dam with impervious core and the dam has a length of 4,860 meters with the height of 36.5 meters. It is very popular for Thai visitors, mostly they do day trip visit the beautiful dam and also visit blossom festival. And popular way by special train ride only on the weekend, the rail...

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Lop Buri Favorites

  • Pra Narai Festival is not to be missed

    Occurs on the 3rd weekend in February. A fabulous festival in a very dressed up Pra Narai palace. Lovely atmosphere at night esp. More under Must See Activities. This festival is one of my best memories of living in Thailand.

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  • Orientation

    The town is spread for the most part along one major road, Thanon Narai Maharaj. Though the town is growing in many directions, this road forms the backbone and leads to Saraburi to the east/southeast, and to Singhburi to the west. There are 3 traffic circles along this route. From the east, there is the Pra Narai circle (district and provincial...

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  • Tourist Info

    There is a TAT office (Tourism Authority of Thailand) on Narai Maharaj Road between the Sakaew circle and the Pra Narai circle (that is, way out of your way) beside the sports field and across from the Lopburi Inn. They close at 4 pm to make it even more convenient.

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