Around Bangkok: Lopburi Lopburi is located about 154 kilometers north of Bangkok. The Lopburi Province is the home of some amazing historical sites, which will give you a better understanding of Thailand. The Lopburi was formerly known as Lawo, Lop Buri in Thailand. It was under the control of many different kingdoms because of its strategic location. It was the "feather" in the cap to all of the conquering armies.