Apart from historical attractions, Lop Buri provides opportunities for nature lovers
to visit its famous Sap langka Wildlife Sanctuary in the north.
Another special landmark of Lopburi is monkeys. To tourists, the city is known as
the land of monkeys. To the people of Lopburi, the monkeys are descendants of Hanuman
who, according to the Ramayana, built Lop Buri as his kingdom.
The food offerings in San Phra Kan drew the monkeys from nearby forests. These mischievous
monkeys have taken over several attractions such as San Phra Kan and Phra Prang Sam
Yot. A big feast for the monkeys on the last Sunday of November is held annually
at Phra Prang Sam Yot and is one of the most attractive and most talked about tourist
events in Thailand.
Distances from Amphoe Muang to Other Districts:
Tha Wung 15 km's.
Ban Mi 32 km's.
Khok Samrong 35 km's.
Phatthana Nikhom 51 km's.
Nong Muang 54 km's.
Sa Bot 65 km's.
Khok Charoen 77 km's.
Tha Luang 83 km's.
Chai Badan 97 km's.
Lam Sonthi 120 km's.
How to get to Lopburi:
From Bangkok: The trip from Bangkok to Lop Buri by car may take up to two hours.
It is possible to either drive along Highway No.1 via Saraburi ( total distance is
153 kilometres ), or use Highway No. 32 via Ayutthaya, and travel further along Highway
No. 347 to Lop Buri via Tha Ruea District.
From Bangkok: Air-conditioned coaches and non air-conditioned buses leave Bangkok's
Northern Bus Terminal ( Mo Chit 2 Bus Terminal ) every 20 minutes from 5.30 a.m.
until 8.30 p.m. The ticket costs 62 Baht ( ordinary bus ) and 85 Baht ( air - conditioned
). The journey takes three hours. Call 02 936 2852-66 02 936 2852-66 for more
From Ayutthaya: There are buses that leave every ten minutes from Ayutthaya Bus Terminal
to Lop Buri. The price is half of the fare from Bangkok.
Lop Buri can be reached by taking buses from Kanchanaburi (the west), Suphan Buri,
Sing Buri, Ang Thong ( the central ), and Nakhon Ratchasima ( the east ).
From Bangkok: Ordinary northern - route ( Bangkok - Chiang
Mai ) trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station at 7.05 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.
Both are third class only. Rapid trains leave the station five times a day ( Travel
time is 2.5 hrs. ) For more updated schedules and reservations, call 1690, 0 2223
7010 0 2223 7010 0 22237020 0 22237020 or visit www.railway.co.th From Ayutthaya:
regular 3rd class trains depart Ayutthaya to Lop Buri. Travel time is one hour.
Travelling in Lopburi:
There are plenty of Songthaew's running along Wichayen and Phra Narai Maharat Roads
connecting the old and new towns. The cost is 5 Baht per person. City buses are also
available. It costs 4 Baht per passenger. Samlors will go anywhere in the old town
from 30 to 50 Baht.
Lopburi Province , how to get there, by Car, Bus or Train