"Lamphun" Lamphun by trisanna

Lamphun Travel Guide: 35 reviews and 129 photos

Lamphun is an hour's drive outside the city of Chiang Mai. Lamphun along with other nearby towns were the center of a small Hariphunchai principality, from AD750-1281.Ruled by Mon Queen Chama Thewi-daughter of the ruler of Lopburi (Lavo). Haripunchai was able to remain independent from Khmer and Chiang Mai Thais. In 1050 AD, a wave of cholera swept through this town and many residents left for Burma. Some returned a few years later. Nowadays, there is still a small Mon speaking community.

The city of Lamphun is located by the banks of the Nam Mae Kuang. The city is quiet and free from busloads of tourists. There are a few beautiful and historic wats.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mon architecture, wats
  • Cons:very few cafes and places to relax in
  • In a nutshell:good for day trip from Chiang Mai
  • Last visit to Lamphun: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • schlumpf's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 4:46 AM

    ..amazing picture and beautifull travelogues Trisanna! Keep on loading! I will be there in a month, thanks for showing me such an amazing place!

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