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King Narai the Great Shrine, Lopburi
The Statue of King Narai the Great is located near the town entrance. It was built to honor King Narai the Great in forging ahead technological development, foreign relations and prosperity to Lop Buri and the Ayutthaya Kingdom. He was the first monarch to bring modern technology into use such as the use of terra-cotta pipes and construction of celestial observatory. He is also remembered for his neo-foreign policy as he established close diplomatic ties with the European powers.