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What 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.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Lampang or from Lampang. Click here to see them.

Must-visit places in Lampang


Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Wat Phra That Doi Phra Chan

My opinion :
This temple partly perched on a mountain about twenty kilometers from Lampang is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in the province. It also offers a superb view, particularly popular at sunrise.
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Other nice places to visit in Lampang

Chae Son National Park

Chae Son National Park

The Chae Son National Park is a good complement to the visit of Wat Chalerm Prakiat 10 kilometers from here. Its pretty waterfall on 6 levels and hot springs where you can cook an egg and relax in a mineral bath make it a nice place to finish your day before returning to Lampang.
Chae Son Hot Springs

Chae Son Hot Springs

Thailand has many natural hot springs, among which are the Chae Son Hot Springs within the <strong><a href='/en/visit-thailand/chae-son-national-park-lampang-387' alt='chae son national park lampang'>Chae Son National Park</a></strong> 75 km from Lampang city. They are always nice places to relax and have fun boiling an egg.
Wat Akkho Chai Khiri

Wat Akkho Chai Khiri

This small perched temple can make an interesting stop on the road to the Wat Chalerm Prakiat mountain temple. It is about 10 kilometers before. It is accessed by a 220 steps Naga staircase. At the top, there is an ordination hall, a chedi, a standing Buddha and a small "magic" room.
Wat Chiang Rai

Wat Chiang Rai

Despite its name, this temple called Wat Chiang Rai is in Lampang city. It stands out from the other temples in the city by its whiteness that is reminiscent of a temple near Chiang Rai precisely. In addition to a daytime visit, I also advise you to come see it at night, it is then beautifully lit.
Wat Sri Rong Muang

Wat Sri Rong Muang

This temple is a perfect example of Burmese-style Buddhist temple architecture. Built in teak wood in the early 20th century by Burmese workers from Mandalay, its richly decorated main hall is its main attraction.
Wat Sri Chum

Wat Sri Chum

This Burmese style temple also worths a visit if you are interested in the architectural styles of the Buddhist temples. Its teak wooden hall is its most representative element but there is also a chedi containing relics of Lord Buddha.

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

Tours in Lampang and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality.

see the sunrise at hill temple wat doi prachan

See the sunrise at hill temple Wat Doi Prachan

We will take off a bit early (05:00AM-05:30AM) in the morning and to get to Doi Prachan Temple and catch the stunning scene of sunrise, fresh air, are exquisite view of Mae Tha valley. Get surprised by themix of culture represeted by the Temple buiding and the Giantic Buddha statue built in Japanese stye. Then head to have breakfast at the Mon-Doi Cafe.

explore the unseen temple & secret village in lampang

Explore the Unseen Temple & Secret Village in Lampang

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Join me and you'll get to explore an unforgettably beautiful temple on the cliffs and the beautiful scenery at the border between Lampang and Chiangmai! You'll also get to relax at a waterfall and a hot spring!

unseen experiences in lampang withe an amazing hill temple !

Unseen Experiences in Lampang withe an amazing hill temple !

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Hot springs in which you can cook eggs, waterfalls and a visit to Wat Chalerm Prakait, one of the most fascinating perched temples in Thailand.

being a farmer in organic village near lampang

Being a Farmer in Organic Village near Lampang

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Enjoy the life with the local thai people in the organic village. being the farmer, getting to know the organic way of living, the activities including learning about local wisdom, cooking, cycling, workshop, organic farming. enjoy with the nature.

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Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri

wat sangkat rattana khiri

This temple in the city is partly perched on a hill. It is a high place of pilgrimage, the best known in Thailand for the Tak Bat Thewo ceremony which takes place at the end of Buddhist Lent. It...

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Ban Sao Luang weaving village

ban sao luang weaving village

This small village 20 kilometers from Nan has several weaving workshops including a large one that can be visited to see the tedious work on the looms. And of course, you can buy local craft...

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White Temple or Wat Rong Khun

white temple or wat rong khun

this temple is different from those we are used to cross in Thailand with their gilding and strong colors. Wat Rong Khun is completely white. It is located 13 km in the South of Chiang Rai at the...

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Wat Tham Pha Plong

wat tham pha plong

Located just after the Chiang Dao caves, this temple perched in the mountains offers a peaceful setting. It is a recognized meditation center and it is true that the landscape calls for peace of...

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