LOPBURI THINGS TO DO
Once the second capital of Thailand, Lopburi is perfectly located to access all areas of Thailand. The town is located on the rail link to both Chiang Mai and Bangkok which means both can be reached very easily and Bangkok is only a few hours away by minivan, making it very accessible on the weekends for example. It is also only one hour away from Ayutthaya, the old capital of Thailand which houses some amazing temples and historical ruins.
The town itself has a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere making it a great place to spend your weekends. It is most famous for its large population of crab-eating Macaques that can be seen all over town and especially at the monkey temple, San Phra Kan. In November the town hold a Monkey Festival and donate food to the monkeys at the temple to bring them good luck. Be careful though, the monkeys are known for trying to steal anything they can get their paws on in their search for food, including jewellery, mobile phones and bags!
Further afield there is also rock climbing, bat caves and sunflower fields all within a day’s drive of Lopburi. These can be booked through Noom’s Guesthouse which is only a short walk across the train tracks from the accommodation. However if you are feeling adventurous, you can hire mopeds, again from Noom’s and do the drive yourself!