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Lampang Travel Guide: 97 reviews and 319 photos

This city have a long history since Pre-historic time. The archaeologists found some evidences of Pre-historic communities in this area such as cave in Koh Ka District,Rock painting and burial sites at Mae Moh Distict.

The history of Lampang at the first establishing found in the legends of Phra Thaat Lampang Luang,Sri Lom Temple and Cham Thevi Vongsa. And appeared in the history of Chiang Mai which described about Lampang where used to have many towns as used to have 11 names such as Kuk Kut Nakorn (or Chicken town),Ke Lang Nakorn,... So you can see the ruins of Moat ,forts and ramparts around Lampang city. Also at the area of Phra Thaat Lampang Luang area,it used to located the ancient Buddhism city called Lampha Kappa Nakorn or Vieng Lampang Luang.

In 2101 B.E. Lampang used to be under Burmese occupation for 216 years, so you can found so many Burmese temples and culture there.

Between 2430 - 2440 B.E. in the reign of King Rama V.Lampang became the center of wood commercial,some foriegners companies came especially for Burmese. Then in 2459 B.E. the northern railway was built ,the horse cart was brought to help Lampang's bussiness.

Nowaday,Lampang's poppular in Coal resources,horse carts,fine ceramic,Thaat of Lampang Luang and elephants training. The Symbol of Lampang is Chicken.

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  • Pros:So many temples to visit.
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  • In a nutshell:Good time to visit is Cool season.
  • Intro Updated Nov 2, 2006
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  • vtveen's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2007 at 12:18 PM

    Nice to read your tips and see the pics of 'Wat Phra That Lampang Luang'. Jaap

  • sangtip's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2004 at 7:31 AM

    Nice! Lampang is great. I´ll go there again in June.

  • CyrilHH's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2004 at 2:50 AM

    Pat: nice page on Lampang and gorgeous intro pic! Seems like I missed a pleasant town by just going to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Well, it wasnt my last trip to Thailand. Check out my Lampang page (on the Wat only), if u like! Cheers from Hamburg, Till

  • Jan 31, 2004 at 12:49 PM

    Lovely temple pics; this looks like an interesting place to see!

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2003 at 5:43 AM

    looks like a great place; nice page!

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 1:27 AM

    a nice page on one of my favourite places in Thailand!

  • Oct 16, 2003 at 8:20 PM

    Many many happy returns of the day..Wishing you a happy birthday.....Nice phtographs. and tips..

  • jrs1234's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 3:34 PM

    Lovely pictures - looks like this is an interesting place to visit - thanks!

  • genispp's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 2:13 AM

    Beautiful page. I like your photos

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2003 at 10:15 PM

    Nice page Patt...can't wait to see more! :)

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