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Places to visit in Lampang

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What to see in Lampang

The city of Lampang hosts several Lanna style temples. The most interesting and famous temple in town is Wat Phra Kaew Don the Tao intimately linked to the history of the city. But the visit you must-do when you are in Lampang is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, which is twenty kilometers away from Lampang. This is one of the most beautiful places of worship in Thailand. At 65 km from Lampang, there is probably my favorite place in the province, an amazing temple built on the top of a mountain.

Must-visits in Lampang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Lampang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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My opinion :
emblematic temple of Lampang province, it is truly the place to visit here but it is about twenty kilometers away from Lampang City.
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao Lampang

Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

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My opinion :
This is probably the most interesting temple inside Lampang city. It was the first one housing the Emerald Buddha which is now in Bangkok now.
Wat Chalerm Phrakiat Lampang

Wat Chalerm Phrakiat

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My opinion :
This temple perched on a mountain is not to be missed ! This will certainly be your most memorable visit you will do in Lampang Province. It is 1 hour drive (by car) from the city and not easy to reach by public transport but worth it ! The temple itself is amazing and the view by the weather is superb !
Wat Phra That Sandon Bamboo Bridge Lampang

Wat Phra That Sandon Bamboo Bridge

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My opinion :
This charming little bamboo bridge about thirty kilometers from Lampang city is particularly beautiful when the fields it crosses are covered with emerald green rice plants. Built in 2 months, it measures 360 meters and connects the temple to the main road.
Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum Lampang

Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum

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My opinion :
Lampang is famous for its ceramics, visiting a factory and museum tracing its history and showing the process of fabrication is a must do when you come here. At Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum, they still produce some pieces so you can really see them manufacturing ceramics and even make your own creations and of course buy quality ceramics at a good price.
Weekend Walking Street Lampang

Weekend Walking Street

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My opinion :
Every weekend, a long part of Talad Gao Road in Lamapang becomes pedestrian and hosts a large night market with restaurants, food and drink stalls, clothes, handicrafts ... A Walking Street, that unlike Chiang Mai walking streets, mostly see locals and very few tourists come.
Wat Pong Sanuk Lampang

Wat Pong Sanuk

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My opinion :
This small temple whose restoration work has been awarded by UNESCO does not lack of charm especially its elevated central part hosting a chedi, a hall with a reclining Buddha and a superb unique cruciform pavilion mixture of Lanna, Chinese and Burmese styles.
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Other visits suggestions in Lampang

  • National Elephant Institute
    Clinic for sick elephants, it works for their preservation and is open to visit (Tel: 054 228 035)
  • Ban Sao Nak
    Lanna style teak house

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Wat Phra That Khao Noi

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Khanom Kai Pa Tai shop

Khanom Kai Pa Tai shop

Cookies similar to madeleines a little more airy of this small shop are famous throughout the region. This is really an address for gourmands who will be delighted to eat them just out of the oven.


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Ba Tu pu Te Fishermen's Village

Ba Tu pu Te Fishermen's Village

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Koh Lao Liang island

Koh Kao Liang is just opposite to Koh Sukorn. Small wild rocky island, it has a more charming beach than the ones in Koh Sukorn. You can spend the night there in the tents of its unique resort....


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