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Lamphun - ลำพูน
Lamphun is 670 km from Bangkok, 872km from Amnat Charoen, 571km from Ang Thong, 602km from Ayutthaya, 907km from Buriram, 494km from Chainat, 643km from Chaiyaphum, 26 km from Chiang Mai, 295km from Chiang Rai, 708km from Kalasin, 316km from Kamphaeng Phet, 631km from Khon Kaen, 756km from Korat, 71km from Lampang, 581km from Loei, 558km from Lopburi, 342km from Mae Hong Son, 704km from Maha Sarakham, 877km from Mukdahan, 929km from Nakhon Phanom, 428km from Nakhon Sawan, 297km from Nan, 634km from Nong Bua Lamphu, 797km from Nong Khai, 201km from Phayao, 485km from Phetchabun, 385km from Phichit, 312km from Phitsanulok, 180km from Phrae, 744km from Roi Et, 836km from Sakon Nakhon, 604km from Saraburi, 631km from Singburi, 978km from Sisaket, 277km from Sukhothai, 954km from Surin, 214km from Tak, 916km from Ubon Ratchathani, 746km from Udon Thani, 479km from Uthai Thani, 210km from Uttaradit and 818km from Yasothon.
Lamphun Province is in Northern Thailand and shares borders with Chiang Mai, Lampang and Tak.
If your interested in Temples and Wats just check out our Lamphun Temples & Wats thread which includes videos.
Lamphun has a couple of local festivals, these are the Phrathat Hariphunchai Homage Paying Festival in May and the Lamphun Longan Fair in August.
If you have any questions on Lamphun why not post them on our Northern Thailand & Lamphun Forum or check out our About Lamphun page.
Lamphun Tourist Attractions
Nearly Songkran so time for a house warming party with coyote girls to liven it up.
A trip to a Karen Village in southern Lamphun province.
A road trip through Lampang and Lamphun.
Located in the mountains of the northern Thailand, Doi Khun Tan National Park is home to many interesting species both flora and fauna, as well as many historical spots of interest. Its most renowned feature is Thailandís longest railroad tunnel, which is 1,352 m. long.
Mae Ping National Park covers Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai province; Li District, Lam Phun Province; and Sam Ngao District, Tak Province. It is fertile forest, with riches of plants and animals. At 1,003.75 km2, the rugged mountain range and rivers make fantastic scenic, especially the upper part of Bhumipol Dam that is suited for recreation.
Ban Hong is the site of a 1,400-year-old community dating back to the Hariphunchai Kingdom. Located some 40 kilometres to the south of Lamphun, it offers a scenic and delightful vista of green fields and mountains. It also has several old temples built in admirable indigenous style, e.g., Wat Phra Chao Ton Luang with its 600-year-old Buddha statue, Wat Pa Puai and Wat Dong Rusi. The later two temples both maintain 100-year-old Ho Trai (scripture halls) built with wood in delicate patterns. Some of the natural attractions in the district include Tham Luang Pha Wiang, a cave some 15 km south of the district town. Inside the cavern are oddly-shaped stalactites. There are accommodation facilities for tourists in the district town.
Pa Sang district is a handicraft centre and famous for its handmade cotton materials which are produced mainly in Ban Nong Nguak. Also at this village is an ancient temple noted for its beautiful arches in indigenous Burmese-influenced style.
Hariphunchai National Museum
Located on Inthayongyot Road almost opposite Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is the Hariphunchai National Museum. Displays and exhibits include historical development and archaeological items found in Lamphun. These include prehistorical human skeletons and objects of arts from the Dvaravati, Hariphunchai, Lanna and Rattanakosin periods. A chamber in devoted to a collection of inscription stones in Mon and Lanna scripts. Another displays ancient utensils, Lanna indigenous arts and carvings.
The museum is open on Wednesday-Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The admission is 100 baht.
For more information, contact Tel. 0 5351 1186, Fax. 0 5353 0536
Ban Nong Chang Khuen
The Ban Nong Chang Khuen is the most famous longan growing area in the country. The orchards are located some 8 kilometres before Lamphun and with a further 7 kilometres after a right turn. On both sides of the road are numerous longan orchards. The fruits are in season during July-August. Longans were introduced to the area during the reign of King Rama V and have since spread into neighbouring provinces. There are several species today which are popular among consumers.
Lamphun Hotels & Guesthouses
Gassan Khuntan Golf & Resort
222 Moo 3, Tumbon Tha Pla Duk, Amphoe Mae Tha,
Tel: 053-507-006 053-507-008
Lamphun Will Hotel
204/10 Chammathewi Road, Tumbon Nai Muang, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun, 51000
Tel: 053-534-865 053-534-866
Huan Da Lha Hotel 1
126 Moo 15, Tumbon Pa Sang, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun,
Tel: 053-090-149 053-090-151
Inthanon Riverside Resort
4 Moo 4 Nong Long , King A. Wiang Nong Long ,
Tel: 053-505-166 053-279-686
283 Moo 6 Chammathewi Road, Tumbon Muang Nga, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun,
720 Moo 1, Pasung, Pa Sang,
Northern Heritage Resort
338 Moo 4 Huai Yap , Ban Thi ,
Khao Khontan, Tumbon Tha Pla Duk, Amphoe Mae Tha,
Huay Sai Kao Ban Pa Pao Homestay
48 Moo 6, Tumbon Tha Pla Duk, Amphoe Mae Tha,
191 Moo 6 Ban Naicom, Tumbon Ban Hong, Amphoe Ban Hong,
The Regent Lamphun
138/1 Moo 4 San Pa Fhay-Ban Thi Road, Ban Klang , Mueang ,
352 /1, Tumbon Nai Muang, Amphoe Mueang Lamphun,
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