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The Famous Haripunchai

History of Lamphun, formerly Haripunchai is the oldest city in the Northern Thailand dating back 1,300 years, during the ninth century a group of ex-Buddhist monk from Lopburi founded the state of Haripunchai and the first ruler is Queen Chamadevi, the daughter of Lopburi ruler. In the late 13th century, King Mengrai siege Lamphun which resulted for its downfall and subsequent intergration into Lanna Kingdom. When the Burmese influence in Siam during 16th century Lamphun came under Burmese rule for two centuries.Later in the 19th century, Thonburi & Bangkok liberated Lamphun and became a province of Siam.

Wat Phra That Haripunchai

.The Suwana Chedi is said to have been founded by Queen Chamathevi, though it is known to have been extensively restored in the early 13th century by the Haripunchai king Savvadhisiddhi. Legend says that the queen's ashes are enshrined within.
This stepped square Chedi, of laterite covered with stucco, has a three tier base.
Many of the figures are in good condition, showing the typical Mon features of broad face and curved, connected eyebrows, and thin transparent robe. All undamaged statues feature the abhaya mudra (right hand raised, dispelling fear) and enough of the decorative stucco surround remains to show the high quality of the original work.

Queen Chamadevi of Lamphun

The most Famous & Beautiful Queen of Lamphun. One of the most respected Lady Queen in Lamphun. At this memorial site you can also witness Ku Chang & Ku Ma Stupas and also the fort of Lamphun at this site.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's peaceful & quite Town full of history
  • Cons:Other than the history and Longan there not much others activities
  • In a nutshell:For those who love history and wats, this is the place
  • Last visit to Lamphun: Nov 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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