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Images of Lopburi

Lopburi is located 150 km north of Bangkok. It houses interesting historical monuments and a national museum with lots of archaeological finds.

Lopburi had its greatest days during the Ayutthaya period, when King Narai the Great made the city his second capital. A lot of diplomatic activity with western nations took place at Lopburi during that time.

Below you will find images of archaeologic finds in the Lopburi area. Prior to the Ayutthaya period, Lopburi was a provincial capital of the Khmer empire, and this is reflected in statues and architecture.

The city is presently also known for its monkey colonies. They are present by the hundreds at Phra Prang Sam Yod, probably ruining the monument in the process. Phra Sri Mahathat is located on a large compound, housing many chedis and smaller prangs.


Bronze Statue, Lopburi National Museum
Bronze Statue, Lopburi National Museum

National Museum in Lopburi and Pavillion
National Museum in Lopburi and Pavillion
  Phra Narai Ratchaniwet (King Narai's Palace) - Gate.
Phra Narai Ratchaniwet (King Narai's Palace, Lopburi) - Gate
Buddha sheltered by Naga's Head
Buddha sheltered by Naga's Head
  Stone Sculpture, Lopburi National Museum
Stone Sculpture, Lopburi National Museum
Bronze Buddha Images, Lopburi National Museum
Bronze small Statues, Lopburi National Museum
  Lintel depicting Indra, Khmer art
Lintel depicting Indra, Khmer art, Angkor Wat style (originating from Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat).
Shiva Lingam
Shiva Lingam, Lopburi National Museum
  Phra Prang Sam Yod
Phra Prang Sam Yod, Lopburi
Phra Prang Sam Yod - Monkeys are abundant in Lopburi
Phra Prang Sam Yod - Monkeys all over the place
  Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat houses lots of prangs and chedis
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat houses lots of prangs and chedis
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, Lopburi
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat,small Prang
  Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, Lopburi
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, overview
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, Lopburi
Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat
  Cleaners taking at rest at archaeological site in Lopburi
Cleaners taking a rest at Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat

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Content, including images, by Guido Vanhaleweyk, Bangkok.