Lop Buri Travel Guide :
| Lop Buri, situated in the central part of Thailand, is a pre-historical city with alluring natural beauty. Monkeys are revered in this region and hence Lop Buri is also known as the Land of Monkeys. The region is also well known for coconut jelly, mushroom jelly and also for its Khao Phra Ngam Gems that are available in several colors. More...
Phra Narai Ratcha Niwet (King Narai's Palace)
Lop Buri is a province in central Thailand with its namesake as the provincial capital. The town of Lop Buri is north of Bangkok, some 153 kilometers away. It is considered to be one of the oldest capitals of the Khmers, who ruled in this region from the beginning of the 10th century until the middle of the 13th century; that is until the Thais fought against them and declared their independence.
However, Lop Buri still has many monuments and construction in the Khmer style of architecture including Hindu Shrine and Phra Kan Shrine. One of the places that you should visit when you go to explore the historical remnants in Lop Buri is Phra Narai Ratcha Niwet, also known as King Narai’s Palace.
King Narai’s Palace is located on Surasak Road and the main entrance of the palace faces the road. However, you can also enter the palace through a side entrance which faces the river. In fact, in most ancient palaces of Thailand, the side entrance has a landing stage as it was quite common for kings to arrive by boats. However, you should start your tour of the magnificent palace from the main entrance. More...
Sap Langka Wildlife Sanctuary
In 1959, Sap Langka was made into a forest reserve. However, poaching, illegal logging and slash and burn farming still continued leading to the destruction of the forest. This lead to the Thai government turning Sap Langka into a wildlife sanctuary.
Sap Langka is located in Kut Ta Phet sub-district of Lop Buri and it covers an area of 398 square kilometers. The sanctuary is a flatland, some 140-186 meters above sea level. This verdant forest is home to near-extinct animals. It is also the source for Maenam Lam Sonthi.
Sap Langka has a lot to offer visitors who are looking to get close to nature. It has two natural trekking trails. One is a 3,200 meter trail which takes around 2.5 hours to cover. This is from Haui Prik to Tham Pha Pheung. The second trail starts from Haui Pradu and it is 1,500 meters. The second trail is fascinating as the trek starts with rafting along Tham Samui Kui and Tham Phra Nok. More...