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All you need to know to visit Lopburi

Central Thailand
141 km from Bangkok
Province of Lopburi


Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours


Practical guide to go and visit Lopburi

Especially famous for the hordes of monkeys that roam in the city as if it belongs to them, Lopburi have also some ruins of temples from Ayutthaya period mainly located in the train station area. The market once or twice a week, drives the place alive with the sound of Thai music played by discs saler's speakers. Every evening, along the railway track, you will find stalls offering dishes at low prices. Lopburi is a touristy city but often overlooked by travelers in a hurry to go to Sukhothai.

Accommodations in Lopburi

Hotels and guesthouses are not very numerous in Lopburi but sufficient for the few travelers who stop to sleep there. There are some very old but also very cheap accommodation, the presence of monkeys does not help to maintain them in good condition but there are also very good value for money accommodation. Addresses that we found most interesting are in the corner of Wat Mahathat and Phra Narai Ratchanivet.

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Practical information about Lopburi

Lopburi has some temples from the Ayutthaya period that are not the most interesting in Thailand but they are colonized by monkeys as the whole neighborhood surrounding them. That is what makes Lopburione of the curiosities in Thailand.

How to go to Lopburi ?

To go to Lopburi you can choose the train or take one of the buses that leave from Mochit Bus Terminal in Bangkok every 20 minutes. Trains from Bangkok leave every hour and a half or so.

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How to get around in Lopburi ?

No taxi with taximeter in Lopburi. But there are some tuk-tuks and samlaws (bicyclecabs) for getting around the city. Otherwise, there is like a bus network but with songtaews (shared taxis). They have numbers and specific roads but there is no map so we can not tell exactly which one goes where. Anyway, once you're in the area of the railway station almost everything interesting is accessible by feet. To go to the bus terminal which is quite far from the city center you can catch any songthaew at the beginning of Narai Maharat Road just behind Sam Prakan Shrine and get off at the big place with Si Suriyothai Monument at its center. The bus terminal is right next door. It is also from this place that leave most minivans. Fare 10 THB.

Festivals in Lopburi ?

Here is a list of the main festivals taking place every year in Lopburi. I mention their dates as soon as they are official on Thai Festivals page.
king narai festival

King Narai Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of February

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wat khok charoen rocket festival

Wat Khok Charoen Rocket Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of May

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lopburi long boat racing festival

Lopburi Long Boat Racing Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of July

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lopburi monkey party festival

Lopburi Monkey Party Festival

This festival generally takes place in the month of punctual

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Other places to see in Lopburi

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Lopburi
Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat
opposite to the train station, Khmer-style, you can discover its remains with its wihann and its prangs.
Wat Muang (Ang Thong) Lopburi
Wat Muang (Ang Thong)
temple especially interesting for its huge sitting Buddha 95 meters high, the highest in Thailand. You can touch Its hand from a little stage
Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Lopburi
Phra Narai Ratchaniwet
this vast former royal palace is fully integrated into the city and hosts a museum about the province history
Wat Khao Wong Phrachan Lopburi
Wat Khao Wong Phrachan
If there is a large golden Buddha image that should be available to visit in early 2020, people mostly come here for the challenge of climbing up Khao Wong Prachan Mountain which is behind the statue and is the tallest in Lopburi province.You can reach the summit after having climbed 3790 steps.
Wat Phanit Thammikaram Lopburi
Wat Phanit Thammikaram
This small temple of the province of Lopburi is remarkable for its unusual architecture. Indeed, its ubosot (ordination hall) is built on a giant turtle -shaped base.
Khao Phraya Doen Thong Viewpoint Lopburi
Khao Phraya Doen Thong Viewpoint
This mountain, which culminates at 800 meters above sea level, offers a nice view over the valley, the artificial lake formed by a dam and the longest railway bridge in Thailand. It is an ideally oriented point of view to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Khok Salung Railway Bridge Lopburi
Khok Salung Railway Bridge
This long railway bridge marking a 18 kilometers curve is the longest of its kind in Thailand. It allows you to cross the artificial lake created by the construction of the Pa Sak Jolasid dam. It is especially interesting to come and visit with the train excursions from Bangkok.

Weather & climate in Lopburi

Lopburi has a tropical savanna climate. The winters are dry and very hot. Temperatures rise until April, the warmest month with 36.8 °C average maximum temperature. The monsoon season runs from late April to October, with heavy rains and cooler temperatures during the day, although the nights remain warm.

The rainiest month in Lopburi is September.

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When to go to Lopburi ?

quand partir à Lopburi

How to ask in Thai to go to Lopburi ?

I want to go to Lopburi / Yak paï ti Lopburi.
Where is Lopburi ? / Lopburi you ti naï ?
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