Lop Buri Province
Name: Changwat Lop Buri
Area: About 6,200 km²
Inhabitants: About 750,000
Location: Central Thailand
Neighboring provinces: Nine (9): Ang Thong, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Phra Nakhon, Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi and Sing Buri.
Amphoe / Districts: Ban Mi, Chai Badan, Khok Charoen, Khok Samrong, Lam Sonthi, Mueang Lop Buri, Nong Muang, Phatthana Nikhom, Sa Bot, Tha Luang, Tha Wung.
Popular tourist destinations: Vichayen House, Statue of King Narai the Great, Dusit Sawan Thanya Maha Prasat Hall, Phatthana Nikhom Sunflower Field, Narai Ratchaniwet Palace, Chanthon Phisan Phisan Pavilion and Wat Yang Na Rangsi.
About Lop Buri
150 kilometer north of Bangkok is the historically important province of Lopburi located. For nearly 1000 years ago served the city as one of the Khmer empires-key strongholds and has under its former name, Lawo, been part of a series of different kingdoms.
During the Ayutthaya era, Nari the Great, made Lop Buri to the kingdoms second capital and gave, with the help of French architects, the city's buildings, a multi-cultural style. The project of urban construction was just one of king Nari's many collaborations with the Europeans and especially the French. King Nari's controversial foreign policy, help both Lopburi and Thailand with new modern technology. To honor the king a statue have been erected inside the city's main port. Today, several cities have grown up in the vicinity of Lopburi and the city's central location enables communication with the capital, as well as other surrounding region is operating smoothly. Bus from Bangkok and Ayutthaya depart frequently and the train between Bangkok and Chiang Mai is doing, after just over two hours, a stop in Lopburi.