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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

    Although Wat Chama Thewi is our clear favourite, Lamphun is perhaps slightly too far to go just to check out a single wat, so worth mentioning is our second favourite temple in town: Wat Prathat Haripunchai. Dating back to 1043, the main entrance (from the river) is flanked by large temple lions ... read more

  • Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut)
    3 stars

    This stunning but non-touristy temple is thought to have been built by a son of the town's first ruler, Chama Thewi, in the early eighth century. It's said that one of the weathered yet striking Mon-style chedis adorned with standing Buddha images contains the ashes of the great queen herself, and ... read more

  • Wat Mahawan
    2.5 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 ... read more

  • Wat Phra Yuen
    1 star

    As with most other wats in town this one is said to date back to the seventh century and Chama Thewi, but with little archaeological research having been done and numerous renovations and additions made over the centuries it’s difficult to tell. Wat Phra Yeun, set amid a small grove of ... read more


  • Hariphunchai National Museum
    3.5 stars

    Set in a spacious and cool modern building just behind Wat Phra That Haripunchai is the town’s national museum. Reflecting more Lamphun’s historical significance than the town’s current size and influence, it’s rather good as far as provincial museums go. The display is split into three ... 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 ... read more

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