Welcome to Lamphun


There’s not much fanfare regarding Lamphun's (ลำพูน) status as one of Thailand’s oldest cities. The old fortress wall and ancient temples are surviving examples of the city’s former life as the northernmost outpost of the ancient Mon Dvaravati kingdom, then known as Hariphunchai (AD 750–1281). During part of this period, the area was ruled by Chama Thewi, a Mon queen who has earned legendary status among Thailand’s constellation of historic rulers.

The 26km voyage along a former highway between Chiang Mai and Lamphun is one of the city’s primary attractions. It’s a beautiful country road, stretches of which are canopied by tall dipterocarp trees.


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Lamphun Private Tour from Chiang Mai with Hotel Pickup

Lamphun, among the oldest cities in Thailand, was called Hariphunchai before it was besieged in the 13th century by a Thai kingdom.Your private guide will greet you at your hotel at 8:30am and transfer you to the Chiang Mai railway station for a local train departing at 9:30am. Enjoy the scenic 30-minute ride before arriving in Lamphun, where a private driver awaits. The first stop on your private sightseeing tour is Wat Phra Yuen, one of oldest temples in northern Thailand. Here, you’ll find four tall Buddha images standing within a chedi (stupa) amid the palm trees. Your guide will point out Ku Chang, a chedi containing the relic of the war elephant of Chama Thewi, the first queen of Hariphunchai. Climb the old city wall before continuing to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, the most venerated temple in Lamphun. Dating back to the Mon kingdom, the temple was built on the site of Queen Chama Thewi's palace in the 11th or 12th century.Walk with your guide to a nearby market where you’ll find many locally made and marketed OTOP (One Tambon One Product) items for sale. Learn about this unique entrepreneurial program, which improves the quality of local products from village communities in each tambon (subdistrict). Enjoy a steaming bowl of khao soi, a Thai noodle dish that contains pickled cabbage, shallots, lime, ground chilies and meat in a curry sauce with coconut milk—delicious! After lunch, visit a museum with exquisite Tai Yong textiles on display. Your guide will share historical and cultural information about Lamphun’s inhabitants, most of whom descend from the Tai Yong, an ethnic group from northern Burma (Myanmar). Then continue to the local fresh food market of Lamphun for a snack of local specialties and a chat with the vendors.Leaving the market, you’ll have the opportunity to burn some incense and candles at the statue of Queen Chama Thewi before making your way to Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut), one of the oldest religious structures in Lamphun. Once you spot multiple standing Buddhas peeking from the niches of the temple’s tall chedi, hop back in your private vehicle for the scenic drive back to Chiang Mai.Your driver follows the railway line to Ban Umong for a final stop at a shop, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the famous longan wine, made from the longan or lam yai—the area’s prolific fruit, similar to lychee. Visit a longan-processing factory and a longan plantation before returning to Chiang Mai, following the scenic Ping River back. If time allows, make a final brief stop at a lively local market along the way before drop-off at your hotel.

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Private Day-Trip to Lamphun and Lampang Province from Chiang Mai

Our professional driver will collect you from your hotel lobby in Chiang Mai city area around 8am by an air-conditioned private vehicle and head to Lampang Province.Upon arrival, you'll visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang temple located around 11miles (18km) south of Lampang , it is one of the oldest Lanna-style temple here. The temple houses many beautiful buildings and statues and it’s also houses a Museum of War with a lot of ancient artifacts. We will wandering through the lovely grounds and absorbing the history and culture of beautiful architecture. Please note that you are required to take off your footwear when entering the temple ground.We will then proceed to Lampang city area for sightseeing and walking street market. You will see horses anywhere in the town area and some tourists will take a horse-drawn carriage wonder around the city center.Next, you will stop a ceramic factory in town as Lampang is a noted center for the production of blue and white pottery. It is one of the foremost ceramic manufacturers in Thailand. There are some lovely ceramic on sale and the price is very reasonable. After lunch, we will visit Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a magnificent complex of temples in Lamphun. You may walk around to visit each building inside the temple there and have many things that worth to see especially the golden pagoda in the middle. You are require to take off your shoes to the main stupa. This whole area is very neat and clean, so you can just walk around the temple comfortably.Our driver will transfer you back to your hotel safely after the tour around 8pm.

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Half Day Lamphun City and Temple (Private Tour)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wat Chamthewi Temple, Lamphun, Lamphun ProvinceChamthewi Temple or Ku Kut Temple, commonly referred to a Ku Kut, which was constructed in the Hariphunchai period. The chedi is a square tower which has 5 storeys. Similarly, the chedi is formed like a stepped pyramidDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Lamphun, Lamphun ProvincePhrathat Hariphunchai Temple which was built during the reign of King Arthitayarat, a descendant of Queen Chamthewi some 800 years ago. A principal landmark is the 46-metre tall golden Chedi whose present appearance was the result of the restoration work in 1443 by a king of Chiang Mai. It has long been regarded as a major place of worship.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue, Lamphun, Lamphun ProvinceQueen Chamthewi Monument who was built Lamphun city.Duration: 15 minutes

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Private Temples Tour in Lampang and Lamphun

Start the tour at 8 am and pick up from you hotel in the city then drive to the south of Chiang Mai about 1 hour we will arrive at Wat Prathat Lampang Laung the important and famous temple in Lampang Province.On the way to Lamphun we will visit the Local Market where you can see alot of producct from the local people and something which it's hard to find at the market in the city.Lunch at the local restaurant on the way to Lamphun Province.Visit Wat Prathat Haripunchai the famous temple for this province and also visit another important temple on the way back to Chiang Mai this temple name's name Wat Chama Thewe.

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Amazing 1 day to visit Lampang Province by train

We will pick up you from your hotel at 8.20 am then drive to the railway station in Chiang Mai , here when you arrive we can take our time for bathroom ,take photos around before we get into the train and the train will leaving at 8.50 am , When we are in the trian you can join with local people and see how the trian in Thailand working , you can see the view on the way to Lamphun , Lampang we will passing the White bridge in Maetha and will passing Khuntan Tunnel, the longest tunnel for the trian in Thailand, after that we will stop at Lampang railway station, here the driver will meet you here and then we will have lunch at the local restaurant before we drive continue to Wat Prabat Sutthawat , the unseen temple in Lampang you  must visit, here when we arrive we will change to the truck to take you to the temple, when we arrive at the first spot for start the mini trekking to the temple you can take tour time around then we start trekking and on the way you will see the beautiful view around this temple, when we arrive at the top you can the the pagoda on the hill , very beautiful,total mini trekking about 800 meters up to the hill , After you finish we will walk down to the starting point for the trek and get the truck back to the parking to get back to Chiang Mai , on the way we will stop at Local market where you can see alots of product from the jungle and some famous food in this province too, we will return to Chiang Mai in the late afternoon

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6 Days Treasures of Thailand

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL CHIANG MAIPass By: Chiang Mai International AirportLand at Chiang Mai Airport, where an escorted transfer takes you to your centrally located hotel, having the rest of day at leisure. Relax at the hotel or maybe explore the charming old town, which is surrounded by stunning walls and a moat. Wander through streets and alleys teeming with the lovely artisan shops and the savoury food stalls. In the evening, the night market is a must, with an astonishing selection of local handicrafts, colourful souvenirs, tasty snacks, and more. Vendors will test your bargaining skills to the maximum!Overnight in Chiang Mai. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Yantarasri Resort or similar 4*Day 2: CHIANG MAI – LAMPHUN – LAMPANG – SUKHOTHAI (380km – 4.5 hrs)Pass By: Sukhothai Treasure Resort & SpaStart your day with an early pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city and depart for Lamphun. Visit Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, a golden temple complex whose origins have been traced to the Mon Kingdom in the eighth century, and catch a glimpse of the historic temple of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. After lunch, relax enjoying a scenic drive to Sukhothai Historical Park. Arrive in the late afternoon and explore the mesmerising park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the ruins of ancient Sukhothai, the first capital of the kingdom of the same name. Lunch includedOvernight in Sukhothai. Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Sukhothai Treasure or similar 4*Day 3: SUKHOTHAI – UTHAI THANI – AYUTTHAYA (430km – 5 hrs)Pass By: Krungsri River HotelEnjoy a spiritual start to the day as you join locals in offering food to Buddhist monks during their morning alms round. Drive south after breakfast and enjoy a break for lunch in Chai Nat. Today’s route from Sukhothai via Uthai Thani to Ayutthaya mirrors the southward expansion of Siam, following the kingdom’s historical development. Upon arrival at Ayutthaya, a former capital of Siam, head to Ayutthaya Historical Park and visit the temple of Wat Phra Si Sanphet and the adjacent Viharn Phra Mongkol Bophit to contemplate the golden Buddha. Continue to the eerily enchanting ruins of Wat Phra Mahathat, with its famous statue of Buddha devoured by tree roots. Such a heavenly heritage ensemble has earned this historical park the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch includedOvernight in Ayutthaya. Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Krungsri River or similar 4*Day 4: AYUTTHAYA – KANCHANABURI (190km – 2 hrs)Pass By: Pung - Waan ResortDrive, after breakfast, through pastoral landscapes virtually untouched by the passage of time before arriving at Kanchanaburi, a quiet town at the confluence of the rivers Kwai Noi and Kwai Yai. It is renowned for the beauty of its natural surroundings and abundant wildlife but it also holds an unwanted place in history as the location of the notorious World War II ‘Death Railway Bridge’. Visit the war cemetery, the final resting place of thousands of soldiers, and the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, to learn about the conditions in which Allied POWs and Thai slave labourers worked to build a military supply railway. After lunch, spend the afternoon at your leisure. Lunch includedOvernight in Kanchanaburi.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Pung-Waan Resort or similar 4*Day 5: KANCHANABURI – NAKHON PATHOM – BANGKOK (150km – 2 hrs)Pass By: Century Park HotelDepart Kanchanaburi after a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a scenic drive to Nakhon Pathom to visit the temple with the magnificent 127-metre-high Phra Pathommachedi stupa, the tallest of its kind in the world. Continue to Damnoen Saduak, which is famed for its vibrant and colourful floating markets. Breathe in the fragrances of the Orient as dozens of boats glide along, selling fresh fruit and vegetables as well as tasty local delicacies. The buzz of the noise and the bustle of activity are quintessential Thai experiences. Continue to Bangkok for drop off at your hotel. Lunch included. Overnight in Bangkok Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Century Park or similar 4*Day 6: DEPART BANGKOKPass By: Chiang Mai International AirportEnjoy a reinvigorating breakfast followed by time at leisure until your unescorted transfer to Bangkok Airport for your onward travel to your selected destination.Breakfast included. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.