Lampang province is a small tourist destination in northern Thailand. The small town still has its own character and charm. For years, the town remains calm and simple with beautiful old traditions.
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- Fun Things To Do
- Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
- Walking Street Market
- Thai Elephant Conservation Center
- Lampang Medicinal Plant’s Conservation Center
- Chae Son National Park
- Ride Horse-Drawn Carriage
- Visit the Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum
- Checkout Wat Chedi Sao
- Cross Ratsadapisek Bridge
- Where to Stay in Lampang Thailand
- Wrapping Up
Lampang is famous for the diversity of Lanna arts, historical sites and friendly people. The local people preserve traditions and customs from the past until the present day.
Besides the famous for the culture, Lampang is also famous as the gateway to other provinces close to the province.
Fun Things To Do
Speaking of tourist attractions in Lampang, here are a few things to do in Lampang Thailand.
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Even though not exactly located in Lampang, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is one of the most spectacular wats in Thailand.
The wat is located around 18 km from Lampang and is believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Thailand.
Built in the 15th century, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is the house of Emerald Buddha with Nam Tam Vihara on the inside.
Featuring the Lanna-style chedi, this wat is believed to be the oldest wooden building in Thailand.
Walking Street Market
Walking street markets is common in most traditional Thai towns and Lampang is also included in the list. On the weekend, it is a great opportunity to mingle with locals on walking street.
It is indeed a great place to buy some local produce, traditional souvenirs, or maybe tasting one traditional street snacks or two.
Thai Elephant Conservation Center
Visiting elephants in the tourist industry may still have its pros and cons but the Thai Elephant Conservation Center is certainly not to be missed.
Located just in the route of Lampang – Chiang Mai is the best elephant conservation in Northern Thailand.
The place is less touristy and you can even spend more time of up to three days to learn about elephants better.
The conservation includes rehabilitation as well as a hospital for domesticated elephants.
Lampang Medicinal Plant’s Conservation Center
For those who are interested in indulging in Thai’s medicinal plant, this place should be included in the first list.
The conservation center includes spa service with Thai massage and herbal soak and also skin treatment using traditional herbs.
You can also study more than 150 varieties of herbs in the displays.
Chae Son National Park
Lampang is not yet as famous as other famous towns in Thailand. This includes the hidden natural gems of Chae Son National Park.
The national park is the home for a waterfall with the same name, hot springs and also ancient caves. The park is a perfect destination if you want to avoid tourist crowds.
Ride Horse-Drawn Carriage
One famous attraction in Lampang is the horse-drawn carriage ride. It is the traditional transportation mode of the local people.
For years, the transportation has been used both for local people transportation and as a tourist attraction.
Just hop on the carriage and let it bring you around the city. The local guide, who is also the driver, will be pleased to explain what is in town lately.
Visit the Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum
This ceramic museum is more of a demonstration type museum. You will learn about the origin of pottery and ceramic industries in Lampang from past to present.
Each step employs real people who are careful skilled and artistic work. You will not find no factory lines here.
Your guide will led you through the museum and factory. And at each station of the factory, you was able to see and watch the processes used to create their pottery.
There is also a shop there, to buy pottery and a cafe shop. The museum entrance costs THB 100 per adult and THB 60 per child.
Make sure you don’t arrive at lunch time because the tours are stopped while the staff are at have lunch.
Checkout Wat Chedi Sao
The Wat Chedi Sao temple is located about 1.5 kilometres north of Lampang. In the northern dialect ‘sao’ means twenty and here it refers to the twenty white chedis with gilded tops that line up in the courtyard.
The compound lies in a quiet neighbourhood on the north side of the Wang River. It was a Thai- Burmese style but has an unusual pair of statues of Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion, outside it.
The front image has two arms, the taller one behind has many. Nearby is a garden with statues of rural activities like plowing fields and planting rice.
Cross Ratsadapisek Bridge
The Ratsadapisek bridge is a small but its unique in character. It’s more than 100 years ago.
The bridge crosses Wang river to the old town quarter where there is Ratsada morning fresh market, selling local food and drinks.
I would recommend to go when the water level in the river is high and in the evening especially at the weekend as it’s lively and well lit.
Where to Stay in Lampang Thailand
Lampang has a limited variety of guest houses, hostels and hotels. Here are a few places to check out and give you an idea of what is available in Lampang if you are planning to visit Lampang Thailand.
Remember to check the reviews and book a place that suits you interests while traveling.
Asia Lampang Hotel
Rating 8.0, Prices start from $21 for Double room
Asia Lampang Hotel provides rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Lampang. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi.
The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV.
Rating 8.3, Prices start from $24 for Double room
This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and valet parking. The accommodation offers free WiFi.
At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk. Each room has a private bathroom. At A:BIZZ each room includes air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.
Le Neuf Nakorn Lampang
Rating 9.2, Prices start from $27 for Double room
Free WiFi throughout the property, Le Neuf Nakorn Lampang offers accommodation in Lampang.
Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is fitted with a smart TV. Rooms come with a private bathroom with a bidet and shower, with slippers and free toiletries provided.
Finally, as you can see, there are so many fun things to do in Lampang. And, the list above is only a few of them. There are more activities which will excite you and your family or friends.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on the things to do in Lampang Thailand has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go.