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Giant yellow Buddha through trees. Chonburi, Thailand
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Amazed by the luxury of the Siamese court during his visit here with Louis XIV’s ambassador in 1685, the French historian Nicolas Gervaise declared that “Lopburi is to Siam what Versailles is to France”. Since then, the appearance of this large garrison town has obviously changed somewhat, with its busy traffic and maze of avenues. A former holiday residence of the royal family, the city has nonetheless retained some fine examples of its illustrious past, which are best appreciated by visiting the old town on foot. The town’s temples are particularly interesting.

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  • Phra Narai Ratcha Niwet Recommended Recommended

    Th. Sorasak T - Lopburi

    Although this royal palace, a summer residence built by Phra Narai in the 17C with the help of French architects, shows the influence of the Sun King, it is still difficult to imagine the full splendour of its past. Behind its ramparts, three courtya..

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  • Prang Sam Yot Recommended Recommended

    T - Lopburi

    Considered as the "children" of the god Kala (the guardian of temples), the monkeys here are king, to such an extent that the inhabitants of Lopburi organise a sumptuous royal banquet in their honour every November, as well as, no doubt, to..

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  • Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahatat Interesting

    Th. Phuttha Bucha T - Lopburi

    The city of Lopburi has given its name to an artistic school inspired by Khmer art. Its temples saw the development of the prang - a tower-sanctuary in the shape of a corn cob, which symbolises the mythical axis of the world (Mount Meru) - and of sta..

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