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Lopburi

ลพบุรี
Central Thailand
141 km from Bangkok
Province of Lopburi
Population : 63 000

Budget

Recomm. stay
1 à 2 jours

Visits

General Information about 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.
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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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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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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 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.

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 ?

Must-visits in Lopburi

Phra Prang Sam Yot

พระปรางค์สามยอด
My opinion :
located on a little hill not far from the railway, it consists of 3 prangs and is very popular with monkeys, it is the most famous monument in Lopburi.

Phra Kan Shrine

ศาลพระกาฬ
My opinion :
This sanctuary, if revered by locals, mainly attracts tourists for its horde of monkeys. It's a bit like their headquarters as I like to say. With the neighboring Prang Sam Yod, these are the two places in Lopburi where you will see the most numérous monkeys.
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