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Top Choice Ruins in Lopburi

Prang Sam Yot

As well known for its resident monkeys as its looming towers, this is Lopburi's most famous attraction. The three linked towers were built from laterite and sandstone by the Khmer in the 13th century as a Buddhist t…
Top Choice Museum in Lopburi

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet

An excellent museum is enclosed within these ruins of a 17th-century palace. Built from 1665 with help from French and Italian engineers, the palace was originally used to welcome foreign dignitaries. A trim promena…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Lopburi

Wat Khao Chin Lae

Peacocks strut freely in the grounds of this active temple, but it's Wat Khao Chin Lae's views that steal the show. Climb 436 steps to reach a large pink-and-white Buddha rather resembling a wedding cake (note that …
Shrine in Lopburi

San Phra Kan

Lopburi's holiest place sits in the old town's roundabout. It has a modern (1951) shrine in front of a Khmer-era laterite base from a toppled prang (Hindi/Khmer-style stupa) that was previously known as the 'supreme…
Ruins in Lopburi

Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat

For a peaceful, monkey-free experience of a Khmer wát, stroll around this beautiful site opposite the train station. Built in the 12th century and heavily modified over the centuries, this now-ruined temple has the …
Area in Lopburi

Ang Sap Lek

With calm waters on one side and fingers of limestone on the other, views from the shore of this reservoir are picturesque. The western bank is lined by casual restaurants and food stands, most with bamboo piers for…
Coffee in Lopburi

About Coffee Garden

This coffee stand, 7km east of the old town, is a welcome surprise with its award-winning brews and charmingly ramshackle garden shed ambience.
International in Lopburi


Free pool, a Blues Brothers motif on the wall and good food (both Thai and Western) plant Matini firmly in the sights of backpackers. With indoor and outdoor areas, this is a great spot to tuck into sizeable portion…
Cultural in Lopburi

Monkey Festival

For Lopburi's thousands of simian inhabitants, this is the best day of the year. Beautiful buffet tables laden with fruits and sweets are set out four times during the day for the monkeys to devour. There's also a s…
Vietnamese in Lopburi

Vietnamese Restaurant

Its proprietors may not have worked too hard on the name, but this casual restaurant is otherwise excellent. Searingly spicy pork with lemongrass and chilli, Vietnamese-style omelettes and fresh, mint-stuffed spring…