Archive for the 'Lampang' Category

Dec 09 2012

Exploring Lampang

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Talard Kao Road

Khao San, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Pai and… Lampang? North Thailand’s Lampang city (capital of the province of the same name) has never been and probably never will be on anyone’s itinerary of hot Thai destinations. Well, so much the better for the trickle of more adventurous foreign visitors who do make the worthwhile detour to … read the full post

Nov 07 2012

The Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, Lampang

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Elephants and mahouts near Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai province is clearly the epicentre of elephant activities as far as the tourism trade goes in northern Thailand. There are numerous elephant camps along the Mae Sa, Mae Taeng and Mae Taman valleys, though surrounding provinces also have several, albeit lower key, options. Mae Hong Son has a few small camps around Pai … read the full post

Oct 30 2012

Lampang’s Elephant Hospital

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You looking at me?

If you’d like to get up close to some Asian elephants, learn more about pachyderms and even contribute to the animals’ welfare — but would prefer to avoid visiting one of North Thailand’s numerous elephant camps and shows — then Lampang’s famous elephant hospital might be the spot for you. The Lampang Elephant Hospital — … read the full post

Oct 24 2012

Review: The Riverside, Lampang

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Don't lean backwards too far whilst watching the band!

One of our favourite eateries in northern Thailand’s Lampang city, the longstanding and popular The Riverside restaurant makes a great lunch stop if you’re on a daytrip, or a fun spot to while away an evening if you’re overnighting in town (and we’d recommend Riverside Guesthouse if you are — as the name implies, it’s … read the full post