Quaint village living
The Little Lopburi Village’s name sums it up well: a charming homestay with true Thai hospitality in a riverside village that has been here for a very long time.
Go for it if you seek cultural immersion and a quiet setting within a 15-minute walk of the old town’s historical sites and train station.
Featuring stilted wood guesthouses, the homestay covers a large slice of riverside land in a village that stretches south from historic Wat Choeng Tha in the southwestern corner of the old town. Relying on shared bathrooms, the cheapest rooms come with fans, TVs, lots of windows and a couple of twin mattresses with soft blankets placed on the floor. Considerably more cash grabs you a spacious bungalow with ensuite bathroom, air-con, table, nearly floor-to-ceiling windows and two or three twin beds on actual frames. All rooms have dark-wood floors and ceilings along with WiFi and furnished balconies overlooking the gardens. The English-speaking owners have an outstanding reputation for helping guests feel at home by whipping up home-cooked meals and even offering impromptu Thai cooking classes.
While we loved the old village location, The Little Lopburi can be tough to find. To get here on your own, walk straight west down Petracha Road along the southern wall of Narai Rachaniwet Palace and then cross Phra Ram Road and go under the temple gate. Rather than continuing straight to Wat Choeng Tha, take a hard left down the alley immediately after the gate and you’ll reach the homestay after a few hundred metres. The owners ask guests to make arrangements in advance, as they sometimes close for a few days at a time.
Address: 58/2 Moo 2 (south end of Phetracha Rd), Lopburi
T: (036) 617 735, (085) 484 2691;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º36'31.47" E, 14º47'44.52" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan share bathroom||500 baht||500 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||1,200 baht||1,200 baht|
|Triple air-con private bathroom||1,500 baht||1,500 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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