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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.
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-visits in Lampang

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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

วัดพระธาตุลำปางหลวง
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.
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Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao

วัดพระแก้วดอนเต้
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.
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Wat Chalerm Phrakiat

วัดเฉลิมพระเกียรติพระจอมเกล้าราชานุสรณ์
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 !
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Wat Phra That Sandon Bamboo Bridge

วัดพระธาตุสันดอน
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.
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Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum

พิพิธภัณฑ์เซรามิคธนบดี
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.
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Weekend Walking Street

กาดกองต้า
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.
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Wat Pong Sanuk

วัดปงสนุก
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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Wat Phra That Doi Phra Chan

วัดพระธาตุดอยพระฌาน
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 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
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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
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Explore the Unseen Temple & Secret Village in Lampang

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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 !
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Unseen Experiences in Lampang withe an amazing hill temple !

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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
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Being a Farmer in Organic Village near Lampang

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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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Sanctuary of Truth

sanctuary of truth

probably the most interesting monument in Pattaya, this temple by the sea in the area of Naklua is gigantic wooden construction built according to ancestral techniques


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Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri

wat phra that suthon mongkhon khiri

This temple is certainly recent but does not lack interest. For its large reclining Buddha with impressive feet obviously but not only. Its architecture mixes Lanna and Burmese styles and has many...


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Wat Pak Nam Phasi Charoen

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This temple, not yet very known to foreign tourists, already attracted some of them thanks to the superb colored vault of its chedi, but it should attract many more once its large Buddha image will...


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