was probably founded in pre-historical period until the Khemers
who expanded their power to the town of Larvo dating from the 10th
century and ruled over the area. In the middle of the 13th century
when the Thais who had already migrated from the North and had
settled down in this country. In 1664, King Narai the Great, a
King of Ayutthaya made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of
French architects. Therefore , the architectural style of Lop Buri
in the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western. Today it
is a modern garrison town and provincial capital 153 km, north
The North stretches
to Phetchabun and Nakhon Sawan The South stretches to Saraburi and
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya The East stretches to Nakhon Ratchasima and
Chaiyaphum The West stretches to Singburi and Angthong and Nakhon
Both air-conditioned buses and non
air-conditioned buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mor chit 2)
for Lop Buri every 15 minutes from 05.30 A.M. until 08.30 P.M.
Traveling by car from Bangkok to Lopburi is
most convenient, there are three routes to choose depending on the
starting point in Bangkok. Description of each route is as
First route: Taking Highway No.1 (Phaholyothin Rd.)
for 153 kms. via Saraburi.
Second route: Taking Highway No.1
(Phaholyothin Rd.) till Bang Pa-In District, turns left along
Highway No.32 (Asia Rd.) via Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya and turn right
at Angthong Interchange to Angthong-Lop Buri Rd. for 2 hrs.
Third route: Taking Highway No.1
(Phaholyothin Rd.) via Phranakhon Sri Ayutthaya, Angthong and turn
right to Highway No.311 (Singburi-Lopburi Rd.) at Singburi
Trains leave the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua
Lamphong) for Lopburi many times daily. Call 233-7010,233-7020 for
Festivals & Events
Narai Reign Fair
The fair celebrates the reign of King Narai
the Great, the Ayutthaya monarch best known for his promotion of
diplomatic relations with European powers during the mid-1600s. The
fair is largely staged at King Narai's Palace, and features
homage-paying ceremonies, colorful processions, a light & sound
presentation, folk entertainment and native bazaars.
Banquet Party for monkeys
Over 2,000 monkeys enjoyed a delectable
vegetarian Chinese-style banquet, replete with Thai fruits and
popular desserts, at the city's Prang Sam Yod and Phra Kan Shrine.
The banquet will be staged at 10.00 AM., 12.00 noon and 02.00 PM..
Special gifts, including mirrors and toys, will be presented to
monkeys, who lend both structures much of their colour and