By public minivan it takes 3 hours to travel 136 km from Bangkok to Lopburi. You can also travel by train from Bangkok to Lopburi, although train tickets for this journey are unavailable to book online.
Minivan Timetable from Bangkok to Lopburi
- Click on the ‘Bangkok – Lopburi’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Lopburi ฿ 180 3h|
Where to get the Bus in Bangkok
Bus services to Lopburi depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal at 798 Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Khwaeng Chatuchak, Khet Chatuchak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10900, Thailand.
Arrival in Lopburi
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Lopburi Bus Station, Tha Le Chup Sorn, Mueang Lop Buri District, Lopburi 15000.
Lopburi is best known for being the town which is overrun with monkeys, crab-eating macaque monkeys to be precise. There are hundreds of them in the Old Town and roam freely around the streets and building. Like all wild animals they need to be treated with some caution and your possession, particular food and drink, are at danger of being snatched if you are careless. Nonetheless, Lopburi Old Town attracts a lot of visitors who come here to see the monkeys and take photographs.
The old major reason visitors come to Lopburi is to visit Prang Sam Yot, which was originally a Khmer temple dedicated to Hindu deities although it was into a Buddhist temple a few centuries after its initial construction in the 13th Century. The centre piece of the temple is three pronged prang (towers) linked by a hallway. This configuration of towers is a classic feature of Khmer temples and is thought to represent the three major deities in the Hindu religion: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Prang Sam Yot is located 2.3 km from the bus station and 550 metres from Lopburi train station.