Buri is an interesting town of 153 kilometers
north of Bangkok. It was one of the oldest capitals
of the Khmers who expanded their power to the
town of Lawo and Lop Buri at the beginning of
the 10th century and ruled over the area until
the middle of the 13rd. century when the Thais,
who had already migrated from the North and
had settled down in this country, fought against
them and declared the independence of the Thai's.
Since then Lop Buri has been ruled by the Thais.
Many monuments in Khmer style were constructed
in Lop Buri such as the Hindu Shrine, Phra Kan
Shrine etc. These monuments still exist in abundance.
In 1664, King Narai, A King of Ayutthaya, made
Lop Buri the second capital with the help of
French architects. Therefore, the architectural
style of Lop Buri in the region of King Narai
was half Thai and half western as can be seen
from the Royal Palace, the Royal Reception House
Lop Buri covers an area of 6,199 square kilometers
and is administratively divided into nine Amphoes
: Muang, Ban Mi, Chai Badan, Khok Charoen, Khuk
Samrong, Pattana Nikom, Tha Laung, Tha Wung,
Sa Bot, King Amphoe Lam Sonthi and King Amphoe