So, in perfect light I enjoyed Wat Mahathat, the largest of the Khmer temples all by myself and all of the other temples as well. It was entrance free period, since the late King had died and all the entrance fees to the parks were waved. Lopburi is a perfect town to walk around and see all the sights in the city and on this trip I visited a few smaller Khmer ruins which I had not seen before like Wat Nakhon Kosa, across the rail tracks, San Phra Karn, where most of the monkey business is happening and of course Sam Phra Yod, where most of the tourist head to.
The feeding of the monkeys was just about to come to an end at Sam Phra Yod temple. A few tables were still there and a few of the small trucks loaded with food were parked around the temple. If I recall correctly they did 4 monkey feeds at various locations around town.
|Wat Nakhon Kosa|
The closer we got to Bangkok the more often the slow train did not even move at all and we were standing on the tracks waiting for other trains coming our way, in the brute heat of the afternoon sun with no A/C and no wind coming in from the windows. We were finally all moved out of our train and had to cross the tracks to another platform where we were loaded into the train coming from Nakhon Ratchasima. All announcements were only made in Thai of course, so most tourists looked a bit lost and we all just followed each other. The scheduled arrival time of 18:00 was of course not met at all and we actually came in later than had I taken the original train from Lopburi. However, we did not know that that train with A/C and seat assignments would also be late. But the return trip was a very long and sweaty one.
|Prang Sam Yod|
|San Phra Karn|
|Lots of places to visit in Lopburi|
|Devastan Prang Khaek|
|Wat Sao Tong Thong|
|Wat Manichan Lakhan|
|Stranded and waiting for another train|