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Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

 

Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

 

There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.

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The Transport Co. Ltd. operates both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses to Lampang. Buses leave Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) daily.

Several private busses also provide bus service, including Wiriya Tour,
Tel: 0 2936 2827 and New Wiriya Tour Tel: 0 2936 2205-6.

Regular trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lumphong Railway Station to Lampang daily. Call 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.

From Chiang Mai, all trains heading south stop in Lampang, a 2 to 2 ½ hour ride depending on the class of train.

To get to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center is quite easy from Lampang town or Chiang Mai as it is located along Highway No.11 between the two cities. For detailed information from either location visit the FAQ page at the TECC: http://www.changthai.com/knowledge/article/how-to-get-to-thai-elephant-conservation-center

- Bangkok Airway has flights from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport to Lampang. For schedule or bookings contact 0 2270 6699 www.bangkokair.com

- Solar Air contact 02-535-2455-6 www.solarair.co.th

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Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

 

Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

 

There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.

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    Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

     

    Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

    Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

     

    There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.


    Most visitors simply visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing Lampang town on their way to Chiang Mai and provinces farther north. However, while the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, those willing to spend some time in the provincial capital are generally surprised by the charming and somewhat unusual town and province of Lampang.

    Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the center of town), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

    The horse and carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the surprisingly large town, which features a number of beautiful old temples. The rooster statue, which you are likely to pass along the way, is a much older symbol of Lampang, dating back to the city’s former name, Kukutthanakorn, or City of Roosters, a name that was derived from a local legend about a white rooster that was sent by the Brahmin God Indra to wake the local inhabitants so they could give alms to the Lord Buddha, who was purportedly visiting the town.

    On the road from Lampang to Chiang Mai is the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where the King’s white elephants are housed, visitors can learn about elephants, and elephant demonstrations are regularly performed.

    Lampang city is the capital of the province of the same name, a city that features horse drawn carriages, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, a number of spectacular Buddhist temples, and a friendly, laid-back local population. Just outside of the city, on the road to Chiang Mai, the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is one of the premier venues for visitors to learn about elephants and watch elephant demonstrations.

    Key Tips

  • If you wish to participate in the mahout training course at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (typically only run during the high season) you must book well in advance.
  • Lampang has a variety of accommodation options, including a number of charming guesthouses and small boutique hotels.

    Lampang has a fascinating mix of attractions from Buddhist temples of Burmese design to spectacular natural attractions to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center.

    Other than taking tours around town in a horse drawn carriage, the top activities in Lampang are visiting the Thai Elephant Conservation Center, exploring the cultural and natural attractions, including two national parks, and joining in the festivities during one of Lampang’s many colorful celebrations.

    Most restaurants on Lampang serve a variety of cuisines, including Thai and international foods. Most guesthouse and resorts have restaurants that serve both. The following are some of the restaurants on Lampang

    As in most provincial capitals, Lampang features a central market where locals can buy everything from groceries to household appliances and visitors can shop for clothing and other necessary supplies. In addition to the shopping venues listed below, there are often locally produced handicrafts available at central markets, the occasional night market, and from village workshops in smaller towns throughout the province.