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Lampang

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Baan Sao Nak
    4 stars

    An impressive teak house set a short walk north of the river that bisects Lampang, Baan Sao Nak is over 100 years old (it was constructed during the reign of King Rama V) and demonstrates both northern Thai (Lanna) and Burmese influence in its design. Baan Sao Nak means "house of many pillars" ... read more

  • Wat Chedi Sao Lang
    1.5 stars

    Sao is dialect for twenty and sure enough here you'll find twenty medium sized chedis in an open setting. Sao is local dialect for twenty and sure enough here you'll find twenty medium sized chedis in an open setting. They're a mix of Burmese and Lanna styled and there is a small temple on site as ... read more

  • 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. According to a ... 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

  • Than Thong Waterfall
    2.5 stars

    You're certainly not going to travel across the country to experience Than Thong Waterfall, but if you're making your own way between Lampang and Phayao, it makes for a comfortable spot to break the ride (or drive). This is one of Lampang's more easily-visited waterfalls, as Than Thong runs off ... read more


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