Nov/Dec/Jan is always best time to visit Thailand weather-wise, however off season that is to say long rainy season which lasts from May though October is a great bargain, plenty of availability, locals not stressed out by too many foreign visitors although rainy season not recommended for beach resorts because of the jellyfish, northern thailand is great
I think I have said enough about the city of Lampang but don't forget to visit not just the government Elephant Conservation Centre between Chiang Mai and Lampang but ALSO the [private Elephant Hospital next door.
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A lovely place to visit. Plenty of beautiful wats to see and historical ruins too. We took a short horse and cart ride round the town which the kids loved and a good way to find places you might want to visit.
The teak house was a good place to see, so well kept and friendly locals at hand 50bht entrance (the kids were not charged) this goes towards it upkeep and a cool drink and snack when you have finished looking round. The riverside restaurant was brilliant for food. Really good western and local menu, lovely spot on the river, friendly staff and in the evening a band.
Charming, unspoilt, plenty to do, some of the temples are magnificent, as is the Baan [whatever], the wooden home that everyone talks about! It is a very relaxed place, perfect for cycling or motor-biking.
It is also a great place from which to go into the Khun Tan National Park.
Lampang is an ancient city, remain the beautiful old temples around the city, should have two or three days to visit all, also, there are national heritages around the interesting points.
Good province to visit and shopping Shopping Ceramic / Kitchenware Visit Elephant Foundation Center Visit Evening market Visit Mine Museum Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (Temple)
Lampang is another Northern province you shouldn't miss out if you travel by car. There are many historical places, temples which were built so grand in the past.
Go to pray homage to the former Queen Cham Ma Thevi whom we believe that she must be very keen in ruling her kingdom at Wat Phra Nang Cham Ma Thevi. Also go to Wat Phra Taat Lampang Luang to have a brief sitting meditation at the chapel. It certainly is an energy boosting method.
I canb recomend Lampand . It's a very interesting glimpse into the non tourist part of Thailand . The people are friendly and the the food is excellent value .
Don't miss a horse and cart tour of the city . The Buddhist Wats are lovely .
Beautiful forests and national parks with richest green mountain vegetation, perfect hidden temples in the heart of the hills and absolute quiet venues.
The air is perfect and the views and landscapes as well.
Great place to stop and spend a night if you are heading north. Nice to get out walk around and see a few sights before getting to Chang Mai.
Lampang is a very friendly city and locals told me it is what Chiang Mia was like 20 years ago. It is still very traditionally Thai.
There are some very interesting sites and the history is interesting. I particularly enjoyed the walking markets after having done walking markets in more touristy areas it was great to be part of a traditional Thai walking market where there was about three westerners there.
Everywhere the problem was communication- In Lampang not many people can understand English, sometimes not even the simplest English.
Although the people are friendly, it was difficult to strike up a conversation.The Thai government seems to be quite satisfied with giving youth a minimal education and skill/language base. Bars close around midnight, and are packed with young locals.The Airport is quaint and so uncrowded, checking in was a breeze!Food in the shopping centres and street food was excellent.
Charming quaint oldest town in Thai history which is suppose to be full of wealth. Lampang is a gem that is only known to locals
This city is very unique for old northern Thai life style. If you like this kind of Thai culture, you have to visit this city.
Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang (don't miss it), Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, Wat Tah Ma-O and many Buddhist temples and monasteries.
If you seek places which offer you a serenity without any charge. Those places are highly recommended.
Lampang is a delightful provincial capital, famous for its horse drawn carriages which take tourists round the city.
Lampang it a small charming city you should have time for travel and look at the old stuff and old building here.
Please note: All of Northern Thailand will be very smoky in March & April due to farmers burning their fields.
This can be very uncomfortable, even if you don't have allergy issues. The town of Lampang is small & quaint. There are numerous lodges & hostels for those on a budget, with nicer inns on the edge of town. You can easily walk around everywhere. 1-2 nights is plenty for seeing everything, but stay longer if you just wanna chill. Numerous cafes with free wifi. Some chain restaurants and, of course, plenty of great local food. Visit on Sunday evening to experience the Night Bazaar.
Little city, nice people, good surronding like north thai traditional urban area, cleane air, romance culture.
Interesting for one night. As it is not so touristy there is the opportunity to really get into Thai culture.
Northern Thailand at it's best. See it before it becomes another Sukhothai, Ayuthaya or the likes...