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Lampang - ลำปาง
Lampang Province is 599km from Bangkok, 801km from Amnat Charoen, 500km from Ang Thong, 531km from Ayutthaya, 838km from Buriram, 423km from Chainat, 572km from Chaiyaphum, 92km from Chiang Mai, 225km from Chiang Rai, 241km from Kamphaeng Phet, 563km from Khon Kaen, 687km from Korat, 71km from Lamphun, 489km from Lopburi, 513km from Loei, 412km from Mae Hong Son, 636km from Mahasarakham, 806km from Mukdahan, 861km from Nakhon Phanom, 359km from Nakhon Sawan, 227km from Nan, 566km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 729km from Nong Khai, 131km from Phayao, 414km from Phetchabun, 332km from Phichit, 244km from Phitsanulok, 109km from Phrae, 676km from Roi Et, 768km from Sakon Nakhon, 535km from Saraburi, 460km from Singburi, 910km from Sisaket, 207km from Sukhothai, 885km from Surin, 174km from Tak, 845km from Ubon Ratchathani, 678km from Udon Thani, 408km from Uthai Thani, 140km from Uttaradit and 747km from Yasothon.
Lampang Province is in Northern Thailand and shares borders with Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Lamphun and Chiang Mai.
Lampang is famous for elephants, it has the Friends of Asian Elephant hospital which treats elephants that have been injured, including by landmines from logging on the border areas, also the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre is based here which is famous for the birth of Thailand's first artificially inseminated elephant amongst other things.
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Lampang Tourist Attractions
A road trip through Lampang and Lamphun.
Annual fair with a large range of ceramics for sale, evenings have fashion shows, stage shows and singing contests.
A visit to some Burmese and Thai Temples including Wat Si Rong Meuang and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang.
More Lampang Wats.
Chae Son National Park has many interesting features including, waterfalls, caves and its famous hot springs. Along with many species of fauna and flora.
A Visit to Chae Son National Park Hot Springs
Wild animals found in Doi Chong National Park include Asiatic black bears, Muntiacus Muntjak, monkeys, wild boars, tree shrews, squirrels, mongooses, masked palm civets, birds, snakes, etc.
The north of Mae Wa National Park consists of high mountains while the middle and south part consists of mountain range which has a vast plain area on the top. The area has huge pine trees growing everywhere which makes this area very beautiful. The west part of this area is Limestone Mountains height 300-400 meters above sea level.
The topography of the National Park consist of high mountains, mixed forests, teak plantations and reclaimed areas. Major mountaintops include Doi Kewlom (1,202 meters high), followed by Doi Sanklang (1,022 meters high), Doi Phahuad (975 meters high).
Wiang Kosai is the first national park in Prae Province. It covers Long District and Wang Chin District, Prae Province and Tern District, Sobprab District and Mae Ta District, Lampang Province. There are crossed over by high steep mountains and many beautiful waterfalls, e.g. Mae Koeng Luang, Mae Koeng Noi, and also Mae Jork Hot Spring which is the source of rivers and streams. The area of the park is about 410 Km2 (256,250 Rai).
Thung Kwian Market
Only a few kilometers down the road from the baby elephant centre, this market sells a huge variety of forest products (both flora and fauna). Arrive in the early morning to secure your live water beetles, crispy larvae and eviscerated lizards. Vegetarians will appreciate the extensive fungi selection, while beef lovers can select their cow placentas with the locals. Apart from the core 'weird beast eats' section, the market is fairly tourist with curio shops on the fringe. For the unadventurous, there is grilled chicken and sticky rice as well as curry stalls. The market is not really worth a special mission but is open from 5.00 am to noon. To get there take a Chiang Mai bound bus from Lampang bus station for Bt20.
Kiu Lom Dam
To reach the Kiu Lom Dam, take the Lampang-Ngao road and turn left at Kms. 623-624 marker, which is about 38 kilometres from town. Then continue for a further 14 kilometres. Constructed for irrigation purpose, it has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating or rafting. At least a half-day tour is suggested. Visitors may opt for staying overnight on raft. Places to see include cliffs, isles and fishing village.
Ban Chang Luang
Ban Chang Luang, at 33 Mu 9, Ban Khoi in Tambon Ban Rong near the Phao Yao-Lampang road, is a facility established by Khru Kam-aye Dejduangta. It has an extensive collection of wood-carvings made by Kru Kam-aye himself and serves as a school to train those intending to become artisans and to provide occupations for the local people.
Lampang Guest Houses & Hotels Asia Lampang Hotel
229 Boonwat Road, Suandok,
Muang, Lampang 52100
Wang-Kaew Island Resort
91 Montri Road, Sobtui, Muang,
Lampang Wiengtong Hotel
138/109 Phahonyothin Road, Tumbon Suan Dok, Amphoe Mueang Lampang,
Tipchang Lampang Hotel
54/22 Takrow Noi Road, Sobtui ,Muang ,
Tel: 054-226-501 - 6
Lampang River Lodge
330 Moo 11 Tambol Chompoo ,Amphur Muang,
The Riverside Guesthouse
286 Taladkao Road, Tumbon Suan Dok, Amphoe Mueang Lampang,
151 Moo 11, Tumbon Chae Son, Amphoe Mueang Pan,
138/38 Phaholyothin Road ,Suandok, Muang ,
M.R. Palace Hotel
512 Montri Road, Sob Tui , Mueang ,
Tel: 054-227-912 054-227-228
Nakhon Thoern Hotel
187/5 Moo 7 Asia Road, Lomrad , Thoen ,
Tel: 054-291-370 054-291-371
90/9 Boonyawat Road, Muang Lampang, 52000
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