Lopburi

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet

Lop Buri, formerly known as “Lawo”, was one of the important ancient towns of the Khmers from the 10th – 13th century.

Many Khmers ruins are found in and around this town. During the Ayutthaya period, King Narai the Great established Lopburi as the second capital with the help of French architects. Most of the architecture of that time reflects the mixture of Thai and Western styles. Lop Buri is 153 kilometers north of Bangkok.

Neighboring Provinces: Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan, Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Singburi and Nakhon Sawan
Capital: Lopburi Region: Central Thailand

Things to do in Lopburi


Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat

Wat Phrasi Rattana Mahathat

Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat is a large royal temple, it covers an area of 20 ray (about 8 acres). It was built for beliefs of Buddhism and the central…

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet

This ancient palace of the Ayutthaya Dynasty is a good example of the significant historical architecture of the Lopburi period. The rectangular site covers approximately 7 hectares. The palace faces…

Phra Khan Shrine

Phra Khan Shrine

Is a temple in the Brahman religion. Dating from the 16th Buddhist century, it is built of laterite slabs laid on top of each other with a wide base. It…

Wang Kan Leung Waterfall

It is the waterfall which has water flowing all the year round because the origin comes from the natural fountain underground which is situated at around 1.5 kilometers east of…

Wat Sao Thong Thong

Wat Sao Thong Thong is a third-tier royal temple of the common type. It is situated on France road between Narai Ratchaniwet Palace and the envoy reception house. In a…

Wat Mani Chonlakhan Temple

Wat Mani Chonlakhan Temple

Wat Mani Chonlakhan is a third-tier royal temple of the common type. Originally named Wat Ko Kaeo, it is on a island. It is believed to have been built in…

Lopburi Railway Station

Lopburi Railway Station

Lopburi Railway Station is located in Ratchadamnoen 1 Alley. A beautiful old locomotive is located in the front of the building.  

Prang Khaek

Prang Khaek

Prang Khack is located between Phra Narai Rachanivej and the official, residence of ambassadors. It is not far from Phra Prang Sam Yod. In the former time, it functioned as…

Wat Puen Temple

Wat Puen Temple

Wat Puen is located in northwestern in the ancient city town of Lopburi or the present day Bon Muang Road, Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Muang, Changwat Lopburi. A map from…

Wat Bandai Hin

Wat Bandai Hin

Wat Bandai Hin was constructed during the reign of King Narai the great and portal arch shaped as lotus petals, which is popularly built during the reign of king Narai….