Lampang is a lesser known city in Thailand, but is a great weekend destination as it is located just 1 hour south of Chiang Mai.
A relatively undiscovered city, Lampang has a huge range of natural attractions perfect for visitors who want to discover an ‘authentic’ Thailand.
Lampang Province City Hotel & Resort Accommodation Map, Thailand
The Chae Son National Park is also another popular attraction for those visiting Lampang. The park is just an hours drive north from Lampang. You can relax in the hot springs for free, or book a private spa for only 50 THB. They also offer massages here and you can also take a few short walks to visit beautiful waterfalls.
Take a hair raising ride up in a truck and complete a short, but steep, trek up to Wat Chaloem Phrakiat Phrachomklao Rachanuson. The bulk of the climb is made by car, with visitors walking about 30 minutes up a set of stairs to reach the top of the temple. Once at the summit, you will be treated to magnificent views of the countryside.
The best way to get to Lampang is by hiring your own car to make the drive down from Chiang Mai, or you can catch a train from Chiang Mai. The Chiang Mai to Bangkok train runs through Lampang and therefore there are a number of trains travelling in both directions each day.
Whilst in Lampang, you can catch a songthaew (yellow truck), but make sure to confirm the price before you depart. Prices are often quoted per person, rather than per trip, so make sure to clarify the price.