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About this group
This group lists three kayak tracks along the Lopburi River, a loop in the Choa Phraya River. The Lopburi River is one of the three tributaries of the Chao Phraya River in central Thailand. It splits from the Chao Phraya River in Bang Phutsa district in Singburi Province. The river flows through the Singburi, Lopburi and Ayutthaya provinces and enters the Pa Sak River at Wat Tong Pu in Ayutthaya. The river is 96 Km long of which 62 Km flows through Ayutthaya Province.
King Narai (r. 1656-1688) used the Lopburi River for his boat travels between the Grand Palace in Ayutthaya and the palace in Lopburi. The king boarded at the Wasukri landing in front of the Grand Palace in Ayutthaya, turned into Khlong Sra Bua, to join the Lopburi in the north. He disembarked at the old royal harbor at the back of the Lopburi palace and entered the Lady’s Court through the western gate “Yatra Kasattri” after climbing a flight of stairs, called “the fifty-one steps”.
Ayutthaya Kayaking Experience is a sportive subsidiary from Ayutthaya Historical Research. AKE’s objective is to promote kayaking tourism in Ayutthaya, by basically showing kayak presence on canals and rivers in Ayutthaya. Kayaking is the perfect outdoor recreation to explore the city island contours and its surroundings. Any visitor to Ayutthaya - with some kayaking experience or enough sportive stamina - interested in kayaking with AKE is welcome. More information can be found at the AKE’s website: http://www.aykaex.yolasite.com.