Lopburi is one of Thailand's oldest cities.
In the Daravati period (500-1000 AD) it was called Lavo.
Later it became a border town of the Khmer empire
The town flourished during the 17th century when King Narai lived there.
Reproduced with permission from Thailand 9 © 2001 Lonely Planet Publications.
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