Lampang sightseeing and outdoor activities

Lampang sightseeing and outdoor activities

Lampang sightseeing and outdoor activities

Outdoor activities are my favorite, and when I am planning my tour, I look for places where I shall explore outdoor activities as well as sightseeing. When I was planning my trip to Thailand, which has one of my top destinations, I came across one province Lampang. As I researched further, I came across very compelling details. The city has a lot of outdoor activities to offer as well as various sightseeing.

This post will tell you about Lampang, what do to and what to not miss when you get to visit this one of the old cities of Thailand.

Lampang Province

Lampang, also called Nakhon Lampang, is Thailand’s third-largest city. The town lies 601 kilometers north of Bangkok and includes Wiang Lakon and Khelang Nakhon in its usual names. The Mon individuals, which was initially established in the seventh century, gave Lampang its name and ancient city fortifications.

Lampang is surrounded by mountains in the wide river valley of the Wang River. Lignite is found and mined in open pits in the Mae Mo District. The Doi Luang is 1,697 meters (5,568 ft) high to the North of the province.

The provinces include Chae Son as well as Doi Khun Tan National Parks in the Khun Tan Range, the Doi Luang National Park and the Huai Tak Teak Biosphere Reserve in the Phi Pan Nam Range.

Lampang was part of the Dvaravati period of the Mon’s Hariphunchai Kingdom from the 7th century.

The Khmer Empire invaded the Lampang region in the 11th century, but it was Lanna’s King Mengrai, who is 1292, incorporated the entire Kingdom of Haripunchai into his kingdom. After the collapse of Lanna Kingdom from the 16th to the 18th century, Lampang or Nakhon Lampang or Lakhon was under Burmese rule.

In the late-18th century, there was a local Lampang leader who became Siam’s ally during the uprising against Burmese rule by Siam’s new kings. Following the victory, Chiang Mai’s ruler, Lanna’s former center, was named the leader, Kawila, while his relative ruled Lampang.

The city remains one of the North’s major economic and political hubs. In 1892, Lampang became a Thailand province.

Lampang sightseeing and outdoor activities

All information about Lampang

Lampang is a medium-sized Thai city, 100 km from Chiang Mai, which can be reached by road and train. There are some exceptional temples and traditional wooden houses in Lampang.

The town on the west is bordered by the Khun Tan Range and the east by the Phi Pan Nam Range.
Many tourists also visit Lampang to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center, bypassing the city of Lampang on their way to Chiang Mai and further north provinces.

While the elephant center is certainly a must-see attraction, the province of Lampang usually surprises those willing to spend some time there.

Renowned for its horse-drawn carriages and sporting a rooster on its provincial emblem (the bird also honored with a large statue in the city center), Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements in the Wang River Basin, some of which date back over 1,000 years.

Lampang is as well rich in archaeological evidence from the Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma kingdoms.

The horse and carriage, a local transportation style that has resisted the introduction of cars to Lampang.

It is an excellent way to explore the surprisingly large town which features many beautiful old temples. A much older symbol of Lampang is the rooster statue that you are likely to pass along the way. It was named after the town of Kukutthanakorn or the city of Roosters.

Top activities to do in Lampang Thailand

If you want a day trip around Lampang province, there are so many activities you can get engaged to and have a memorable day.

Mostly you will be picked from your hotel room and be also accompanied by an English speaking guide who will be explaining all bout the areas you will get to visit in your day tour in Lampang. The top day tour in Lampang not to miss include.

Visit Elephant Conservation Center at Lampang day trip

Under Royal Patronage, the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) was established in 1993. Currently, TECC cares for more than 50 Asian elephants in an excellent backwood setting near Chiang Mai City.

The TECC is also known for its security and research spearheading work.

Besides, six of HM King Bhumibol’s ten white elephants can be observed at the TECC Royal Elephant Stables.

The TECC also offers numerous fun activities such as watching an elephant bath, an elephant show, and a baby elephant meeting visit. Take a ride back to the elephant and visit the healing facility.

Lampang’s Elephant Conservation Center is a great place to stimulate the love of elephants for people.

The elephants in the center are perfectly cared for. Healthy elephants, as well as ill elephants, exist. The scenery is completely natural, which is good for elephants as well as for people.

It is also an important place for Lampang’s tourism. The province is another famous province in northern Thailand. And you should go to this place.

There are plenty of interesting activities waiting for you, all good for people of all ages. You will have a fantastic time with your family and friends.

Chae Son Hot Springs Lampang Thailand

Chae Son Hot Springs in the Chae Son National Park as a tourist attraction and source of strength. The park has also managed to have a beautiful environment.

It provides visitors with a really good service. from all kinds of travelers to the big groups.

As a health-oriented recreation, Chae Son Hot Springs. The region is almost a baldness park made. The flora of the big national park.

You can run along the park’s path in the morning or evening. Or ride in comfort on the bike.

The facilities for the hospice are full. For both full and private mineral baths, they are also available.

Next to the hot springs, Chae Son, there is a “warm water” that flows from hot springs and waterfalls from the confluence of cold water. Trigger temperatures to be mild to cold.

Immersion bath is approximately 39-42 degrees Celsius and a hot spring pipe, for tourists to experience the natural hot springs and truly tire the body of healing Chae Son. It makes sense to allow better circulation of fresh blood.

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There’s no drinkable mineral water from here because there are a few minerals. It can be dangerous if you drink.

Chae Son Hot Springs Lampang Thailand

Arriving at this hot spring.

You can take Highway 1035 to Lampang Province’s Amphoe Chae Hom. About 50 km away from Jae Hom District, use of Jae Hom road-Wangehna. Pan right turn town 14 kilometers west, run through the house, Ban Sop Lee Chae Son, along a gravel road for about 17 kilometers, and access to hot springs.

Trekking Lampang of Doi Khun Tan National Park

Doi Khun Tan National Park is situated in northern Thailand’s mountain.

Doi Khun Tan National Park is well known as a home to awesome species of flora and fauna as well as many historical sites of interest.

Its most famous feature is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand, which is 1,352 meters. Big. Long, big.

Doi Khun Tan National Park is situated on the mountains that divide the provinces of Lamphun and Lampang, spanning 255,29 and elevations ranging from 325 m to 1,373 m at the top. Founded in 1975, it was Thailand’s 10th National Park.

Doi Khun Tan’s forests in the past century have changed dramatically due to human disturbance. With distinct elevation ranges, the forests can be divided into three types.

Low lifts (325-850 meters). The lowland elevation, originally a teak forest, consists of a degraded mixed bamboo deciduous forest as the Dipterocarp-oak forest.

Medium heights (850-1,000 metres). It is a transitional region where the deciduous lowland forest and evergreen-pine upland forest combine with the mixed evergreen and deciduous forest. Just two species of pine trees in Thailand can be found here, a two-needle pine (Pinus Merkusii) and a three-needle pine (P. Kersiya).

Upland (1,000-1,373 meters) elevations. The woods here consists mainly of evergreen hardwood trees and a minority of pine trees (Pinus Merkusii) to a pine forest. Much of the forest and the watershed on the west side of the national park were destroyed; however, on the east side, pristine conditions are found.

Beautiful view of the Park in Lampang

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Built in the fifteenth century is an ancient Buddhist temple complex with different religious structures like Wihan Luang. The Wihan Luang is considered to be the most beautiful wooden temple of Lanna in northern Thailand and is one of the reasons why many people visit this attraction in Thailand.

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Pa Fang

The country houses thousands of temples spread around different locations, as you may have already learned. And what really defines a holiday in Thailand is a visit to some of these famous temples. Apart from Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Wat Pa Fang is another temple that should be part of your trip to Thailand.

It was designed during King Rama IV’s reign and featured a magnificent brilliant chedi brought from Myanmar in the early 20th century.

Lampang ceramics

Lampang is one of Thailand’s most famous and largest producers of ceramics. The ceramic came into being when a villager from the district of Jae-Hom found a whetstone made of Kaolinite. Lampang ceramics can be purchased everywhere in the province in the present day. A written rooster is the most popular pattern as it is known as an emblem of Lampang.

Lampang nightlife


It is an elegant cafe, situated in a peaceful riverside location with indoor and outdoor seating. You can take coffee and uses only Northern Thai beans. From the road, it’s set back.

The Riverside

This large wooden bar with a large terrace right next to Mae Wang has live music for most nights. Local and Western classics also have a thick menu.

Visit Lampang temples

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

It is one of Thailand’s most beautiful temples, which is about 18 km from Lampang. It was built between 650-700 AD, during the reign of Princess Chama Devi, on a hilltop with picturesque surroundings.

The northern and eastern section has step-up flights with a balustrade adorned with a multi-headed Naga Wat Phra The Lampang Luang is renowned for its gorgeous wiharn (prayer hall) with two Buddha statues, 45-meter high chedi. The structure shows the architecture and design typical of Lanna.

The Wat Phra That Lampang’s holy section with a little Buddha reportedly made from the same piece of jade as the Emerald Buddha is an inconspicuous teak temple hidden in one corner.

The beautiful Wat Phra The Lampang Luang

Wat Pong Sanuk

Pong Sanuk temple displays an impressive blend of Lanna, Burmese and Chinese designs. One of the temple’s most prominent features is Viharn Phra Chao Phan Ong’s multi-layered roof and cross-shaped pavilion. That reveals a Burmese connection.

Wat Chaloemprakiat

Wat Chaloemprakiat is situated high on a rocky hill in the countryside of Lampang, almost 1,000 meters above sea level, giving you a truly unique experience of visiting the Buddhist shrine and temple. Besides the site of the temple is the peak of its rising fame, below you will have a stunning panoramic view of the Thung Thung Valley.

Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao

Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao: This centuries-old temple on Phra Kaeo Road was once home to the Emerald Buddha (the same statue now in Bangkok). Interesting structures include the large Chedi with Lord Buddha’s head, a Burmese-style Mondop, an ancient Vihan with a reclining Buddha, and a museum with ancient relics from the Lanna period.

train station in Lampang

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