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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:

By  Car:

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.

By  Bus:

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 information.

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 ).

By  Train:

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

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