"Lopburi" Lop Buri by YaaDong

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Lopburi is one of Thailand's oldest occupied cities. Formerly know as "La- wo" is located 155 km north of Bangkok.
Today, although historically important, Lopburi rarely appears on tourist itineraries. I is mainly a modern garrison town where visitors to the city are Thais on a day trip from Bangkok to see the historic sights and the fields of sunflowers. For the foreign tourist, the easiest way to get to Lopburi is by train. The main sights of the historic city are a short walk from the train station. There are several trains between Bangkok and Lopburi every day, mainly in the morning and evening hours to serve commuters.
No discussion of Lopburi would be complete without mention of the town's rather sizable monkey population.Some extramly overfed and aggressive. They have become something of a symbol of the town, and are even feted with their own annual banquet by local tourism businesses.

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  • Pros:Easy to get to from BKK,historical and laidback
  • Cons:fat over-fed agressive monkeys
  • In a nutshell:History , monkeys,sunflowers & soldiers
  • Last visit to Lop Buri: Dec 2007
  • Intro Written Aug 23, 2008
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