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Wat Phra Si Ratana Maha That

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Address: In front of Lopburi Railway Station | Tha Hin, Lop Buri, Thailand
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Distinct lack of monkeys, still, a cool temple to visit

Nice and slightly older than the other temple options. Worth having a local for a bit of history (12-13th C). Pretty well restored and inexpensive to visit.

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Thomas C
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Khmer ruins right across from the railway station in this interesting little town north of Bangkok en route to Chiang Mai. The Khmer influence here is evident from the proximity to Cambodia next door and this place was one of the old capitals of Siam.

Thank alec s
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Nice and slightly older than the other temple options. Worth having a local for a bit of history (12-13th C). Pretty well restored and inexpensive to visit.

Thank Thomas C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Apparently, this is an infrequently visited temple, which set over seven acres, has a number of very interesting sights. To name a few of the attractions, there are chedi’s, relief stuccos, a viharn, and an ubosot. Its biggest drawback is that most of the signs explaining each of the sights (only in Thai), are so badly faded, as to be... More 

Thank FyingKiwi
Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

For me this was the most interesting as the ground covers quite a large area. It is a ruined 13th century monastery but there is a lot to see and you can climb up and take some great pictures. Not much in the way of information boards though. It was very quiet and gardeners were keeping the grass and other... More 

Thank Dorsetbruce
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This ancient temple is well restored. I fell proud of being Thai with this heritage. You have to pay the visiting fees ,I can't remember if it cost 50 or 100 bht each but it worths your penny.

Thank Muek R
Suphan Buri, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Came here right before going to Sam Yod... What very different experiences! No monkeys here, and hardly any people either- I think there were six of us altogether, and the place is large enough that I only saw them from afar. It was a nice, serene stroll amongst lovely ruins.

1 Thank clearing_boxer
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This temple is very big and a must visit place of the town. Opposite to the train station. However, the information on the sign is faded and have to get info from the brochure or other sources.

1 Thank Daotalks
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

After coming from the monkey temple up the road we thought this would be a similar size. We spent at least thirty minutes walking around taking pictures of the ruins and headless buddha statues. Not much shade in the 40c sweltering heat but still nice, only 50baht to get in and just across the road from the train station. Recommend... More 

1 Thank Beckie E
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Superb. You can see different Chedi and Prang, and the architectonical styles varying from early Mon/Burmese style to late Ayutthaya style, through typical Angkor style. No monkeys or stray dogs luckily, but the competent authorities should definitely take care of renovating the very old and somewhere missing explicative panels, possibly providing some English lines.

1 Thank Zlabermahnte
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's great to come here as you can explore the ruins for free. There was also a festival/ ritual held here (I am not entirely sure what it was) in the evening which was a great experience. Plus there are no monkeys (living in Lopburi you can come to hate them)

Thank Jenny5711

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