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King Narai the Great Shrine The Statue of King Narai the Great is located near the town entrance.It was built to honour King Narai the Great in forging  ahead  technological  development, foreign relations and prosperity to Lopburi and the Ayutthaya Kingdom. He was the first monarch to bring modern technology into use such as the use of terra - cotta pipes and construction of celestial observatory. He is also remembered for his neo - foreign policy as he established close diplomatic ties with the European powers.


Wat Phra Si Maha That The oldest temple with tallest Prang in Lopburi, Wat Phra Si Maha That is located behind the railway station near the San Phra Kan. The Lopburi style prang in front of the temple was built around  1157 when the town came under Khmer rule. The U -Thong style Buddha images on the prang and the  large viharn were later added by King Narai the Great. The laterite prang still has some original lintels  and stucco work intact. Several other Chedi’s and prangs - most of which were restored were greatly  influenced by both the Sukhothai and Ayutthaya styles.The admission fee is 50 Baht each. A package ticket is also visiting at 150 Baht each, covering admission to Phra Prang Sam Yot, Vichayen House  and Kraison Siharat Hall  


Phra Prang Sam Yot  is Lopburi’s best known landmark and provincial symbol. A former Hindu Shrine built in the 13th century in the classic Bayon style of Khmer architecture, the compound comprises three prangs  ( towers ) linked by a corridor. The three laterite and  sandstone  spires  decorated  with classic stucco are believed to have originally represented the Hindu Trimurti; Brahman ( the creator ),  Vishnu ( the preserver ) and Siva ( the destroyer) .During the reign of King Narai, the shrine was converted into a Buddhist temple when a brick viharn located to the east which houses a grand

U-Thong-Ayutthayastyle  Buddha  image was  probably built.  Buddha images were later added to the two prangs. The  temple is open at 8.00 a.m. Until  6.00 p.m.,  admission  fee is 30 Baht. Located on Vichayen Road, about 200 metres from the railway station,


Lopburi Zoo A 25-acre zoo is well known for its interesting residents: Asian and Australian birds and mammals. The most striking feature of the zoo is the unusual family of three tigers and four dogs who live harmoniously together in the same quarters. The zoo is located behind the Army Theatre near the Sa Kaew Circle. Opens daily from 8.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m.  




   

Lopburi Province Page 4, Khuen Pa Sak Cholasit Reservoir and Dam, San Phra Kan Shrine Lopburi Province Page 6, Phra Narai Ratchaniwet ( King Narais Palace ) Structures built during the reign of King Narai the Great

King Narai the Great Shrine , Wat Phra Si Maha , Phra Prang Sam Yot , Lopburi Zoo

Lopburi province Page 5, King Narai the Great Shrine , Wat Phra Si Maha , Phra Prang Sam Yot , Lopburi Zoo