King Narai Ancient Palace, Lop Buri

Discussion in 'Central Western Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by Goran Phuket, May 31, 2015.

  1. Goran Phuket

    Goran Phuket Ol'Timer

    First time overnight in Lop Buri, took an opportunity to check around

    Built some 350 years ago, King Narai's palace was monarch's retreat during non-raining season. At that time Lop Buri was established as second capital of Ayutthaya Kingdom. Apart from palace ruins, there is a national museum too. I arrived at 3:45pm and gates close at 4:00pm, unfortunately no enough time to see inside the museum.

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    What used to be a Hindu Shrine, now happens to be Lopburi landmark. During reign of King Narai the shrine was converted into a Buddhist temple.

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    Other than that, same old monkey biz going on around the town.

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  3. Rod Page

    Rod Page Ol'Timer

    Nice work Goran.
    I often overnighted there when riding between BKK & CNX - I'm hooked on the monkeys (& have yet to see a new-comer not totally taken by the spectacle).
    Well worth visiting.
     

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