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Lop Buri province is situated on the western end of the Khorat Plateau and is one of several provinces in central Thailand where many significant historical artifacts and prehistoric settlements have been discovered.Formerly known as La-Wo or Lavo, Lop Buri is believed to have been an important seat of power in Southeast Asia between the 7th and 14th centuries. Excavations in Lop Buri have revealed that the city was clearly a site of strategic significance, with evidence that the city has been inhabited for over 1,200 years. In fact, relics from as early as the Bronze Age chronicle a history that has seen Lop Buri develop into intriguing city with a blend of both eastern & western influences featuring both ancient and modern attractions.Lop Buri was first developed into a major town during the era of the Dvaravati Kingdom (6th-11th centuries) when Indian culture was influential to the region. However, most historians believed the first settlers of the town were the Lawa (an ethnic group related to the Mons), which may be the reason for naming the town La-Wo. Around the 10th century the town came under the sovereignty of the Khmers and it became one of their outlying provincial capitals, although some have argued that La-Wo was the capital of an empire that ruled for many centuries until relocating its seat of power to Ayutthaya in the late 11th century. Regardless, Khmer Mahayana Buddhism was a major influence on the town’s architecture, a style that has since been commonly referred to as Lop Buri Style. Remains of Khmer-Hindu architectural motifs found in the city include the Shiva’s Shrine (Prang Khaek), San Phra Kan, Phra Prang Sam Yot, and Wat Phra Si Maha Tat.In the late 13th century the Thais, who migrated from the North, fought against the Khmers and declared their independence. Since then, Lop Buri has been ruled by Thai Kings. In 1664, King Narai, a King of Ayutthaya, made Lop Buri the second capital with the help of French architects. Therefore, the architectural style of Lop Buri during the reign of King Narai was half Thai and half western and is best appreciated at his Royal Palace and the Royal Reception House.The fascinating city of Lop Buri is a unique blend of East and West, ancient and modern, royal splendor and majestic ruins, all of which offer tantalizing glimpses into the city’s alluring history. Located 155 kilometers north of Bangkok, Lop Buri is unlike many historical cities. Modern day Lop Buri has grown up and, for the most part, enveloped the remains of the old city, which had been a settled by various groups over the centuries. In recent years, Lop Buri was discovered by tourists who were interested in history and culture, and the city now offers a refreshing insight into Thailand’s history. Visitors arriving by road might be somewhat surprised to be greeted by a giant pink wedding cake ‘kratong’ that sits brashly in the middle of a pond at the town’s main roundabout. However, those arriving by rail are given a sneak preview of the history awaiting them in the shape of Wat Phra Sri Ratana Maha Tat, the 12th century ruins of a Khmer temple complex that lies close to the rustic, little railway station. The temple has several important prangs, parts of which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries and attest to the influence of the Angkorian Khmers in the region. The town is also overrun with monkeys, most of which take up residence around the ruins where they are honored each year with an enormous feast.
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Opening hours: daily
Hours: 06:00 to 18:00.
Phra Prang Sam Yot Located at Tha Hin Lopburi Lopburi On the mound west of the railroad. Kan near the court The ancient and historic sites and archaeological importance of the province. A Khmer art in Bayon (AD 1720-1773) laterite structure is decorated with stucco. Built during the reign of Jayavarman 7 (reigned since 1724 – about 1757) to the Vajrayana Buddhist cult Lavo City or County. At that time, the city of Kochi Cambodia. Originally the castle president Buddha Nacprk IX. Castle south statue Oleks the King. (Bodhisattva Loki State Ice Princess), four arm, and her castle north statue Prajnaparamita two organizations.
Form and structure The Khmer laterite castle tiles connected by the three Mukkrasan. Within the castle, the third one on the east side of the central tower, with the addition of a temple brick connected to the central tower, to Buddha during the reign of King Narai the Great’s castle at the three elements connected by Mukkrasan (interaction. percent), the rest in the north – south. Facing the East The central tower, with a height larger than the other two the structure of the castle made of laterite and mortar. A trim parts With frescoes of the castle The style of architecture in the era of King Jayavarman 7 (reigned since 1724 – about 1757) laterite material commonly used in construction.
The temple is a temple brick. There is a rectangular map Facing East The condition of the only remaining temple wall and two side walls and Hugmklag the east. The roof collapsed exhausted. The doors of the wall Hugmklag East masonry arches or Arch (arch) western part entrance side walls of the temple and the back wall of the Masonic Temple is the arch Lily (pointed arch) model. Islamic Art
Currently, only the windows on the north facade only. The thick walls of masonry interspersed with some laterite. The techniques used in architecture during the reign of King Narai. As well as the buildings that make up this popular reign construction with brick inserts laterite layer. The back of the temple raised cystic package is connected to the entrance on the east side of the castle president. The lift was cystic package is popular architectural style of the temple, which was built in the reign of King Narai.
Daily except Monday – Tuesday between 06.00-18.00. Admission is 10 baht for foreigners in Thailand 50 baht or 30 baht in Thailand to buy a total of 150 baht for foreigners, this card can be visited. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Royal Krisorn Siharat Luang Prang Sam Yod and Wichayen.
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Pasak lakes Backpacks dam catchment longest in the country. And feeding areas of the two provinces of Lop Buri and Saraburi addition to the duties and water retention. It is also a major tourist attraction of Lop well. Because of the fish. Scenic Rim reservoir lakes and museum Pasak Dam, which was quite a bit of attention from tourists. The spot where the train is parked above the dam. In the railway crooked feels like trains float above the water. It is a tourist attraction as well.
If tourists traveling to Pasak lakes during the winter rainy season (October – January) the settlement not far from the district Pasak much to boast bright yellow sunflower in full bloom for the tourists. Convince those who witnessed the shooting to keep them as mementos and souvenirs are also available with products from sunflowers to sell to tourists bought to take home with. Since the program has been popular with tourists visiting each year is huge.
In addition, tourists who want to take the time to tour the Pasak lakes. Here are some restaurants Gift shop Car navigation views Campsite hospice to accommodate all visitors.
Once into the end of the rainy season between November – December of each year, the tourist season Sunflower Saraburi. Shore Road will blossom with yellow sunflowers. The eye to the past in this area. Very well become a major tourist attraction of the province. The festival is held every year in Saraburi East Meadow review panel every year alternating in each district / area for visitors to admire and photograph into a memorial, as well as knowledge about how to grow sunflowers. Bringing productivity Sunflower seeds go Take advantage of the consumer, including an option to buy healthy foods such as fresh roasted sunflower seeds, sunflower honey from the farm or purchased as souvenirs Saraburi plant sunflowers area of several thousand hectares. Contact area The route Lopburi and Saraburi, Lop Buri – Wang Muang. Sunflower cultivation has significantly increased in several districts of Nong Nong Don Khoi, Saraburi, such as Buddha and Lek district, but the district Palace Purple is the most growing areas.
Krisorn Siharat royal throne or the cold or the sea Chubson h3>.
Kraisorn Siharat throne or the throne or the cold sea Chubson. The royal residence of one of King Narai the downtown King Narai the Great made his getaway to the royal gesture. The assumption that built before the year 2228 as a place with historical significance of astronomy. Because of King Narai as a place to study lunar eclipse on 11 December 2228 with a Jesuit priest and the diplomatic corps, the first series King Louis the 14th of France, submitted develop friendly relations.
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Because of the cold throne as the eclipse is to the French that is the right place to look at the sky on all sides. It is big enough to install the tool. There is evidence of eclipses paintings painted by the French image of King Narai the Great wore Lompoc. His long box on legs Observing the Moon from Sihbaychr and to the side of a terrace Sihbaychr crouching aristocrats. On the other side, there are observations by astronomers using the camera Song Dao. Said that the study of astronomy, took first place in the royal throne, the cool downtown just Krisorn Siharat representatives intrusion build houses located in the proximity radius remains.
Vishnu Palace The palace is a favorite of King Narai was constructed in 2209 on 41 acres in the downtown area to serve as a residence for hunting governor and state guest reception. He sat at the palace during the reign of 8-9 months and died at Lynn heavenly throne on 11 July 2232.
After the death of King Narai. Vishnu palace was deserted. To the reign of King Mongkut. His visit to the restored palace of King Narai. And create a new throne in the year 2399, and King called. “Vishnu Palace”