probably founded in pre-historical period until the Khmers who expanded their power to the town of Larvo dating back from the 10th century and ruled over the area. In 1664 A.D. King Narai the Great, a king of Ayutthaya, made Lopburi the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lopburi in the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western.
How to Get There : 1. By Car.
The most convenient trip is by car from Bangkok,taking Highway No.1
(Phaholyothin Rd.) to Saraburi and just before reaching Saraburi city branch off
to Lopburi. A total distance of 153 kms. 2. By Bus. Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses leave the
Northern Bus Terminal (Morchit 2) for Lopburi every 15 minutes from 05.30 a.m. until 08.30 p.m. 3. By Train. Trains leave the Bangkok Railway Station (Hua
Lamphong) for Lopburi many times daily. Call 233-7010, 233-7020 for further information.