Top things to do

Buddhist Temple in Lamphun

Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

This temple, Lamphun’s most famous, spans back to the Mon period, having originally been built on the site of Queen Chama Thewi’s palace in 1044 (or 1108 or 1157 according to some datings). The temple boasts some in…
Museum in Lamphun

Hariphunchai National Museum

Across the street from Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is the informative Hariphunchai National Museum. Inside is a collection of Mon and Lanna artefacts and Buddhas from the Dvaravati kingdom, as well as a stone inscrip…
Buddhist Temple in Lamphun

Wat Chama Thewi

An unusual Hariphunchai chedi can be seen at Wat Chama Thewi. The structure dates to around the 13th century, but has been restored many times since then and is now a mixture of several schools of architecture. Each…
Nature Reserve in Doi Khun Tan National Park

Doi Khun Tan National Park

This 225-sq-km national park straddles the mountains between Lamphun and Lampang Provinces. It ranges in elevation from 350m at the bamboo forest lowlands to 1363m at the pine-studded summit of Doi Khun Tan. Wildflo…
Market in Lamphun

Kad Khua Moong Tha Sing

Located behind Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Kad Khua Moong Tha Sing is a souvenir market selling local items such as dried lam yai (longan fruit) and silk.
Northern Thai in Lamphun

Dao Kanong

For something more substantial, long-standing Dao Kanong has a huge selection of northern Thai dishes. It’s 1.5km north of Wat Phra That Hariphunchai.
Thai in Lamphun

Noodle & Rice Shops

There is a string of decent noodle shops on Lamphun’s main street, just south of Wat Phra That.
Water Festival in Lamphun


Should Chiang Mai’s water fight be too wet and wild for your taste, Lamphun hosts a milder, more traditional affair in mid-April.
Culinary in Lamphun

Lam Yai Festival

During the second week of August, Lamphun hosts the annual festival spotlighting its primary agricultural product. It features floats made of fruit and, of course, a Miss Lam Yai contest.