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  • The best thing to do in Lamphun
    3.5 stars

    Well, more accurately what we enjoyed visiting most in Lamphun was Wat Chama Devi (or Thewi). ... read more

  • Wat Phra That Haripunchai
    3.5 stars

    Yes two whole blog posts on Lamphun! (Whatever next — a feature on Phichit!?) Actually one of the best things about Lamphun is getting there — or away — with the Old Lamphun Road being one of the most scenic roads in the kingdom. Dating back to 1043, the main entrance (from the river) is ... read more

  • Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
    3 stars

    Little evidence remains today of Lamphun's earlier incarnation as an important satellite of the Dvaravati civilisation, but one intriguing exception is Wat Chamma Thewi. This stunning but non-touristy temple is thought to have been built by a son of the town's first ruler, Chamma Thewi, in the ... read more

  • Wat Mahawan
    1.5 stars

    This temple, just outside the city walls is unremarkable except for the Phra Sila Dam image and a nice old wooden temple building. The Phra Sila Dam is believed to have been brought to Lamphun by Queen Chama Thewi and it has been used as a base for a popular line of votive tablets. You can see ... read more

  • Ku Chang Ku Ma
    1 star

    This small site has two old brick stupas of passing interest should you be in the area. The front one is Ku Chang which marks the burial site of Queen Chama Thewi's war elephant called Phu Kam Ngu Khiaw which means dark skinned elephant that is mighty at war. it is a very popular shrine with daily ... read more

  • Wat Phra Yuen
    1 star

    The grounds of Wat Phra Yuen (standing Buddha) contain a chedi with four niches, within each of which stands a tall Buddha. T The original complex dates back to the 11th century, although a number of restorations and expansions have taken place since then. This wat is located in a small grove ... read more

  • Hariphunchai National Museum
    3.5 stars

    This good little museum has a permanent exhibit downstairs that displays a variety of stone inscriptions that have been unearthed in the surrounding area. Upstairs has a permanent exhibition of Haripunchai and Lanna art. Many (though not all) the items have bilingual labels. Its a reasonable and ... read more


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