Lampang city was historically a significant population center of the Lanna Kingdom. Today, it is the capital of Lampang Province, Thailand. Less than 1.5 hours south-east of central Chiang Mai, Lampang city is highly accessible if you want to get off the regular tour routes.

Colorful facade of a temple in Lampang

Tour Attractions in Lampang Province

With many grand temples in Lampang, the highlight is Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang. If you want to do some hiking, Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat is just over an hour to the north of the city.

Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang

Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat

The Lampang night market district comes alive in the evenings and is quite atmospheric. The streets are lined with buildings displaying an eclectic mix of architectures – drawing inspiration from Lanna, Central Thai, Burmese, CHinese and European style elements.

Lampang is famous for its ceramic factories, so be sure to check one of the many retail outlets if you have an interest in ceramic wares. Noodle bowls decorated with the image of a rooster are an iconic symbol of Lampang, but there are also celadon-glazed wares in deep blue and green hues.

Where to stay in Lampang?

If you are staying the night in Lampang, it is convenient of you can walk to the night markets.

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Lampang Tour Itineraries

It is possible to visit Lampang as part of an overnight tour from Chiang Mai, or as part of a one-way itinerary between Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

Transport Services in Lampang

If you plan to travel to Lampang independently, there are train and bus options from Chiang Mai, Bangkok, and other provinces.

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