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Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a temple that was founded in the 13th century and some buildings were constructed in the 15th century. The temple was...

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Chiang Mai Area – Lampang

Lampang is located roughly 100km south-east from Chiang Mai and is the third-largest city in northern Thailand. It is the capital of the Lampang Province, and commonly known as Nakhon Lampang, Wiang Lakon, or Khelang Nakhon.

The city is home to magnificent temples, which are some of the major tourist attractions located here.

Lampang Attractions, Tourist Activities, Temples & Things To Do, Thailand




Among these, the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is the most iconic. Nestled on a small hill, the temple is guarded by a fortification wall which was erected back in the 8th century, while the structures within the walls were built in the 15th century.

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is an ancient Buddhist temple with many other religious buildings inside and is known to be one of the most stunning wooden temples in the region.

Wat Phra Bat Phu Pha Daeng is an incredible sight in Lampang. This white pagoda on top of a mountain requires some trekking to access it, though it will be worth it. Once you get on the mountain, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of the sea. After exploring the temple, check out the animal preservation area in Doi Phra Bat where you can get up close and personal with the local residents of northern Thailand.

Lampang is also known for being the only remaining town in Thailand that still utilises traditional horse carriages as a means of transportation. Because of this, it has earned the nickname of Muang Rot Ma, or Horse Car City. Tourists come to experience these unique horse-drawn carriages, which can be a great way to sightsee and visit temples.

Learn a thing or two about Lanna history and culture at Ban Sao Nak; a museum whose architectural style is just as interesting as the many displays inside. Ban Sao Nak is designed using a combination of Lanna and Burmese architecture, and the compound houses a beautiful Saraphi tree that is over a century old. Inside the museum, visitors are treated to an exquisite display of vintage furniture and household items that were once commonly used in local residents’ homes. These include artworks, utensils, appliances, caskets, lacquerware, silver Lanna containers, and much more – all neatly arranged inside wooden houses. Ban Sao Nak takes you back in time to get a glimpse of how people lived.

Lampang has something to offer everyone, especially if you appreciate history and culture!



Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

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