Monkeys and ancient temples
11.02.2008 - 12.02.2008 36 °C
LopBuri was a slow 3 hour train ride from Bangkok, but it cost less than a pound for both of us to travel.
We were travelling with other backpackers, but also Thai people visiting and shopping in other places. There was also the odd Buddist Monk around aswell. We caught one chatting on a mobile phone, and then napping. It must have been a busy day at the Monastery.
LopBuri is not as common as other places for backpackers, so we have been of interest to some local people whilst here, being stared at with curiosity.
The main reason for coming was a recommendation from another traveller, as there are ancient temple ruins and wild monkeys (a type of Macaque). It is weird walking along the street and a monkey walking past you, or above your head on the telephone cables tightrope walking.
We spent quite a long time taking photos at a temple until a couple took a run at us and looked like they wanted a piece of us. So we made a hasty retreat. It was a surreal experience.
Next we have a overnight sleeper train to Chiang Mai. We get our own bunk beds so hopefully we will get a bit of sleep. Again for 10 pounds each for 11 hours journey (over 300 miles) this is a bargain.
We'll let you know what it was like.