Lopburi is a well-known destination among foreign travellers as the Monkey City. It is also important historically as during the 17th Century is was the centre of culture, religion and diplomatic relations in Thailand. Indeed, the French Ambassador visited here in 1685 during the reign of King Narai the Great. Every year, during February, they hold a festival honouring this king. I drove up to Lopburi the other day to attend this festival. Along the way I did side trips in Saraburi on the way up and Ang Thong on the way down. The following photos were tweeted live during the trip.