5 Cool Places Worth Visiting In Lop Buri

Built during the Tawaravadee Period, Lop Buri Province is one of the oldest cities in Thailand. Tourist attractions in the province include Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, the longest earthen reservoir in Thailand, and Khao Wong Phrachan, considered the highest mountain of Lop Buri.


Phra Narai Ratchaniwet and National Museum King Narai

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet is a major throne in the royal palace history.  Designed and built by French and Italian engineers. Visitors can visit the art and antiques in the museums and the royal palace.

It is open from 7.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. except Monday, Tuesday and public holidays.

Location: Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang Lop Buri, Lopburi

San Phra Kan and Phra Prang Sam Yot

San Phra Kan is situated along the railway on the east side of Phra Prang Sam Yot. To bless from the goddess invaluable to Lopburi. Watch the cute naughty of monkeys and visit Phra Prang Sam Yot that  reflects the Bayon style of Khmer art. The compound comprises 3 prangs linked to one another by a corridor.  It is an important symbol of Lopburi.

Location: Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang, Lop Buri

Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat

Worship Buddha relics at Prang President that the first Thai architecture. And it is master prang of many prangs in Ayutthaya.  Another item that should be mentioned is about one of the “Prang Rai” – satellite Prangs.  At every corner of its star-fruit shape. It is considered as quite a strange beauty rarely seen in Thailand.

Location: Tambon Tha Hin, Amphoe Mueang, Lop Buri

The Sunflower Field

Lop Buri is a province where people grow sunflowers the most in Thailand, around 200,000 – 300,000 rai. The sunflowers are usually in full bloom during November – January. Sunflower is a plant which can grow in dryness well. Farmers usually grow it instead of corn. Sunflower seeds are very rich in nutrition and are usually extracted into oil for cooking or preserved as dried ones for snacks. Otherwise, they are mixed into cosmetic products and are used to raise bees as an additional job, as well. Therefore, the sunflower honey is another product of the province.  Sunflower Fields: are scattered in Mueang District, Phatthana Nikhom District and Chai Badan District. Locations where many sunflowers are grown are Khao Chin Lae, near Wat Weruwan, and Khok Tum Sub-district, Mueang District.

Pa Sak Jolasid Dam

It was constructed under the Pa Sak River Basin Development Project under His Majesty's Royal Initiative. The dam’s name was granted by King Rama IX. The Pa Sak Jolasid Dam, which means "Pa Sak River Dam that effectively holds water". It is the longest dam whose core is made of clay in Thailand. The distinctive points of the dam are the sightseeing point on its ridge. Additionally, during the end of the year, there is a special Bangkok - Pa Sak Jolasid round-trip train on Saturday-Sunday and public holidays. It is the route that the North East Railway runs through the dam. When the train is parked, it feels like a train drifting over the water.

Location: Nong Bua District, Phatthana Nikhom, Lopburi