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  • Wat Chedi Sao
    1.5 stars

    This wat has a mixture of 20 Lanna- and Burmese-style chedis. Sao is dialect for twenty.

    It's pleasant enough to wander around here, but only really worth the effort if you have your own transport.

  • Wat Sri Chum
    3.5 stars

    Wat Sri Chum is the largest Burmese-style wat in Thailand and until a tragic fire in 1992 was considered to be the most impressive one of its kind in the kingdom. Construction of the original wat began in 1897 and following the 1992 fire a large reconstruction was undertaken. What resulted is ... read more

  • Than Thong Waterfall
    2.5 stars

    One of Lampang's most easily-visited waterfalls, Than Thong runs off a cliff right next to the road. Two food stalls at the base offer a nice enough spots for weary travellers to rest. It's not worth getting off the bus for, but if you're travelling under your own steam, stop here for a cool drink. ... read more

  • Wang Kaeo Waterfall
    3.5 stars

    This picturesque waterfall lies at the end of the 24-kilometre-long route 1303, which runs north from the small town of Wang Neua. It's quite a long trip to the falls, but the multiple-level limestone falls are lovely and the setting is relaxing and peaceful, making it a good place to bring a ... read more

  • Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
    4.5 stars

    Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is one of the most spectacular wats in Thailand. Set atop a small hill around 20km from Lampang town, it dates back to 1486 and is believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Thailand. The central viharn is open-sided and held up by two rows of massive teak ... read more

  • Tours
    3.5 stars

    Riverside Guesthouse offers a variety of tours to nearby points of interest, including waterfalls and the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. The tours range from 250 to 500 baht per person with a minimum of three people, or slightly more expensive with just two people. The tour to the Thai ... read more

  • Lampang Elephant Hospital
    4.5 stars

    Established in 1994 by the NGO Friends of the Asian Elephant, this elephant health centre was the first of its kind in the world. It has treated thousands of sick and injured elephants with afflictions ranging from poor diet and general mistreatment to shotgun or barbed wire injuries to more ... read more

  • Baan Sao Nak
    4 stars

    Baan Sao Nak is a massive teak house demonstrating Thai and Burmese influence in its design. The house is probably one of the most famous in the north, and is worth making the effort to visit. Held up by 116 teak columns, the 108-year -old house has been furnished with the recently-deceased owner's ... read more

  • Talad Kao Rd
    3 stars

    During the late 19th century Lampang was a large trading centre with most goods arriving by river. Talad Kao Rd was the heart of this bustle, with Thai, Chinese, British and Burmese merchants all located along this road. Today the traders are gone but their houses remain. It's worth taking a ... read more

  • The Thai Elephant Conservation Center
    4 stars

    Northern Thailand has no shortage of elephant camps, but some have their conditions less scrutinised than others; this one is a good choice for getting up close and personal with elephants while being sure the animals are treated well. Shows take place at 10:00, 11:00 and 13:30 daily and they omit ... read more

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