วันศุกร์ที่ 18 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2554
King Narai the Great Lopburi Thailand
Lopburi, the former Lavapura or washed, can be found in the central part of Thailand (2 hours drive from Bangkok) was very prosperous during the sixth to tenth centuries Dvaravati and was influenced by Khmer culture during the 10 to 12 centuries. This period in Thailand is known as the Lopburi period.
When Ayutthaya was established in 1350AD, Lopburi became the second capital city. King Narai the Great (1656-1688AD), 27 king of the Ayutthaya period, he ordered the French and Italian engineers building the Phra Narai Palace Ratchawang (Wang Narai), strong walls and Lopburi. King Narai Palace used to host government officials and real missions for recreation and a home game during the holidays.
The reign of King Narai the Great Fair is held in February each year to commemorate the good deeds of King Narai the Great of Lop Buri and the nation. This annual fair features popular dramas, other events, light shows and sound booths that offer local products, all surrounded by beautiful decorative lamps and locals often wear traditional clothes for the occasion.