This is part 48 of the 48 (out of the 77) of all the provinces in Thailand I have stayed at least 1 night. Lopburi province is located in Central Thailand with 8 neighbouring provinces Saraburi, Phetchabun, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ayuthaya, Ang Thong, Chaiyaphum, Singburi and Nakhon Sawan. I did forget about Lopburi province but of course I have been there many times. The first time in 1998 when traveling for 6 months in South East Asia. And I also travelled many times thru Lopburi province. Lopburi province is famous for the ancient city of Lopburi, nowadays still the capital city of Lopburi province and dates from the Dvaravati periode of about 1.000 years ago. Many tourists come to Lopburi town to visit the remains of the ancient city of which some parts are famous to be inhabited by monkeys. For Thai tourists Lopburi is famous for the Pasak Chonlasit Dam & Lake with the rail-road going along (and at some places over) the lake. Click on the label Lopburi province to see postings about Lopburi province.
How to get to Lopburi province?
- Although Lopburi town has a airport (KKM) it is not under commercial service for flights.
- By Car or Motorbike from Bangkok via Route 1 or 32 from Bangkok.
- By Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Eastern Bus Terminal, Mochit Bus Terminal in Bangkok
- By Train as Lopburi is along the Northern rail-road to Chiang Mai
- Popular destinations in Lopburi province
Popular destinations in Lopburi province
- Pasak Chonlasit Dam & Lake
- Train trip along Pasak Chonlasit Lake
- Ancient city of Lopburi with King Narai Palace & Monkeys at Phra Prang Sam Yot
- Wat Sao Paulo
- See bats at Wat Khao Wongkhot
- Sunflower fields (November to March)
If you go to Lopburi for the ancient city & temples then I would recommend to stay in Lopburi town, but if you have your own transport and like to stay upcountry then have a look at Wanlapa Farmstay with comfortable bungalows right between the rice fields and actually nearby a train-station.