When you ask people about the best place to visit in Thailand for history buffs, they will often recommend either Ayutthaya or Sukhothai, which are great options in their own rights but did you know that Lopburi, a city located only an hour and a half away from Bangkok, also have stunning historical ruins also?

In fact, Lopburi even predated Sukhothai and Ayutthaya which are the 2 ancient kingdoms that we Thais considered to be the true beginning of our history. Lopburi was found sometime in the 5th and 6th Century and it was known as Lavo then.

In the 11th and 12th Centuries, it became a vessel state of the mighty Khmer Empire next door before it joined up with Sukhothai in the 13th Century as the Khmer Empire deteriorated.

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