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Lampang Province

Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial emblem. Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements on the Wang River basin, some of which dating back to more than 1000 years. It is rich in archaeological evidence reflecting ancient civilisations of Hariphunchai, Lanna and Burma.

Kiu Lom Dam

To reach the Kiu Lom Dam, take the Lampang-Ngao Road and turn left at Kms. 623-624 marker, which is about 38 kilometres frm the town. Then continue for a further 14 kilometres kilometres. Constructed for irrigation purpose, it has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating or rafting. At lease a half day tour is suggest.…

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Ban Chang Luang

at 33 Mu 9, Man Khoi in Tambon Ban Rong near the Phao Yao-Lampang road, is a facility established by Khru Kam-aye Dejduangta. It has an extensive collections of wood-carvings made by Kru Kam-aye himself and serves as a school to train those intending to become artisans and to provide occupations for the local people.

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The Thai Elephants Conservation Centre

is located in the Thung Kwian forest park in Hang Chat district about 32 kilometres from town on the route to Chiang Mai. It is the only facility in the world devoted to the training of elephants for timber work using these pachyderms as labor. There are performances and training demonstrations. The art of making…

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Doi Khun Than National Park

The Khun Than mountain range of the Doi Khun Than National Park forms a natural boundary between Lamphun and Lampang provinces. The northern rail line to Chiang Mai runs through the longest rail tunnel in the country, which is 1352 metres long and takes five minutes to traverse. The mountain has both virgin jungle and…

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The Chao Pho Pratu Pha Shrine

is about 50 kilometres from town on the Lampang-Ngao road near Km. 650 marker. Stacks of offering can be seen around the site and the shrine is considered sacred. Road-users passing by usually honk their car horn or set of fire crackers as a sign of respect. Legend has it that Chao Pho Pratu Pha…

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Wat Si Rong Muang

To the west of town is Wat Si Rong Muang, a Burmese temple built in 1905 during the time when Lampang was the commercial and forestry centre. Major architectural works include the Wihan made of wood with several overlapping gables in the Burmese style. It is a temple with elaborate carving decorations and plaster designs…

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Wat Pa Fang

Built during the reign of King Rama IV by Burmese, Wat Pa Fang is located on Sanam Bin Road. It has a large, glittering gold Chedi Containing a Holy Relic brought over from Myanmar around 1906. The extensive Sala Kan Parian (preaching hall) is made entirely of wood with Burmese-style overlapping roofs. A small Ubosot…

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Wat Chai Mongkhon

Almost across Wat Pa Fang is Wat Chai Mongkhon The outstanding structure is the Kuti, monk’s living quarters, which is a white cement building with Burmese-style wooden roof. lts columns are adorned with coils of golden wires in elaborate designs and colored glasses. The blinds and corridors are made of elaborately-fashioned perforated wooden sheet. Inside…

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The Tham Pha Thai National Park

is located between Muang and Ngao districts just off the main highway at Kms. 665-666, some 60 kilometres from the provincial town. Cars can access right to the mouth of a cave within which are picturesque stalactite and stalagmites. There are also several smaller caverns, each with their own attractions.

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Wat Chedi Sao Lang

About 5 kilometres from town on the Lampang-Chae Hom road is Wat Chedi Sao Lang. Cooled and shaded by large trees, the temple has 20 Chedis in its compound, each made in the combined Lanna-Burmese style. A Chiang Saen style bronze Buddha statue is also enshrined here, commonly referred to as “Phra Chao Than Chai”…

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