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Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

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Bangkok – Lop Buri buses, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, are offered at the Mo Chit Bus Terminal every day. The journey takes around one hour. For more information, call 1490, 0 2936 3660, or 0 2936 3666, or visit www.transport.co.th.

Most people arrive in Lop Buri via train from Ayutthaya or Bangkok. The Lop Buri train station is within walking distance to both hotels and the major historical attractions.

Trains heading south toward Ayutthaya (1 hour) and Bangkok leave throughout the day, roughly every hour between 5am and 9.00 p.m. Rapid and express trains between Lop Buri and Bangkok take about three hours, while ordinary trains take about 4½ hours.

Trains heading north from Lop Buri stop at Phitsanulok on their way to Chiang Mai. There are roughly hourly departures between 8am and 3pm and again from 8.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.

For more updated schedules and reservations, call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 22237020 or visit www.railway.co.th

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Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.

    Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.

    Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.

    In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.

    Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri, which both provide breathtaking views and great atmosphere. Other interesting places to go are Phra Kan Shrine, Phra Prang Sam Yod (Monkey Temple), Phra Narai Ratchaniwet, and so on.

    When visiting Lop Buri, Thailand, don’t forget to shop for famous local goods such as white clay filler, salted dug eggs, and nata de coco or coconut gel from fermented coconut water.

    Viktiga Tips

  • Beware of valuables, including ear-rings and cameras, as the monkeys of Lop Buri are known to steal anything they can get their hands on.The Lop Buri train station has baggage storage if you wish to stop for a few hours and walk to the nearby attractions.
  • Lop Buri is actually divided into Old Lop Buri (the tourist area) and New Lop Buri (the commercial center). While there are some accommodation choices in New Lop Buri, there is a greater selection in Old Lop Buri.

    Apart from historical attractions, namely the Khmer Ruins of San Phra Kan, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers such as visiting the famous Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the province. Another special landmark of Lop Buri is the town’s resident monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as the land of monkeys. To the people of Lop Buri, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman who, according to an interpretation of the Ramakien, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.

    As a popular tourist destinations in Thailand, Lop Buri has a variety of activities for visitors to participate in on their Lop Buri holiday. The following are some of the most popular activities on Lop Buri:

    Most restaurants on Lop Buri serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both.

    As in most provincial capitals, Lop Buri features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.