VIDEO: Exploring Lopburi’s Monkey Temple

VIDEO: Exploring Lopburi

Join David as he explores one of the ancient towns of Thailand, Lopburi. Located 150 km northeast of Thailand (three-hour drive), the city is a living museum of ancient Angkor-style temples. For this it’s on our list.   Lopburi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of Thailand. It has got the nickname’City of Monkeys’ and it’s easy to see why. Lopburi is overrun with hundreds of crab eating macaques. These mischievous monkeys have been all focused around the two major temples — Phra Prang Sam Yot and Phra Kaan Shrine (across the road from one another).  It’s possible to park close to the railway station and sightsee on your own by foot, although individuals see with Lopburi within a set tour. Don’t leave your possessions unattended!  Unlike the parks of Sukothai and Ayutthaya, the ruins of Lopburi are more spread out and will require more effort to view them all. To learn more about visiting the ancient towns, see our article of Thailand: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, or Lopburi: What Thai Ruins Should You See?

VIDEO: Exploring Lopburi