The capital city of the Nakhon Lampang province in northern Thailand, Lampang is a historic city, with archaeological evidence of human settlement in the northern river valleys more than a thousand years ago.
The city is accessible by regular service via air, train, bus, and car from Bangkok and all other major cities in the north, especially Chiang Mai.
Lampang is famous for its old school charm, including the horse-drawn carriages that are all over the streets and serve as replacements for the ubiquitous tuk-tuks found in most other cities in Southeast Asia. The other thing for which Lampang is most famous is its extensive history which dates back to hundreds of years ago, and Ban Sao Nak Museum
is a great place in which to explore the historic artifacts and exhibits that tell the history of this region and its people.
Besides Bangkok, Wat Phrakaewdontao, more commonly known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
, is the only temple with this particular Buddha statue, and has earned its place as a popular destination.
There’s a lot more to see and do in Lampang, and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.