For those who already have had an elephant experience we have designed this tour that focuses on the secular and religious architecture of Lampang and surroundings. Lampang is older than Chiang Mai and has magnificent temples and colonial style houses.
Lampang is known as “Horse Carriage City”. The use of horse-drawn carriages stems from the time the city was a centre of the teak industry and saw an influx of migrants from British-controlled Burma.
Meals: Lunch included
Your guide will meet you at the Hotel at 0800. Drive to Lampang.
Lampang used to be part of the Haripunchai kingdom and was a major centre of the teak industry last century.
Drive to Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, considered by many to be the most magnificent temple of Northern Thailand. Continue to Lampang where we will visit the magnificent Wat Phra Keow Don Tao. We will also visit one of the old city gates, Pratu Maa. We will walk along the remains of the old city wall and visit Khu Chao Ya Su Ta, a temple which is being reconstructed. Continue to Ban Sao Nak, a remarkable teakwooden house built in 1895 and supported by 116 teakwooden pillars. Before lunch we will visit the beautiful temple Wat Pong Sanuk Tai.
We will have lunch in the Riverside Restaurant on the Wang River.
After lunch we will make a walking tour and visit some of the most remarkable colonial style houses in Talad Gao Street, amongst others the beautifully renovated Moungngwezin House which now houses a gallery and a coffee shop. We admire the old teakwooden viharn at Wat Koh. Next up is a horse cart ride through the old streets of Lampang
We will visit the Burmese style temple Wat Si Rong Muang.
Along the way back we can make a last stop at the colorful Thung Kwian Market.
End of the program.
- Wat Prathat Lampang Luang
- Horsecart ride
- Wat Si Rong Muang
- Wat Phra Keow Don Tao
- Baan Sao Nak
- Khu Chao Ya Su Ta
- Wat Pong Sanuk Tai
- Moungngwezin House
- Wat Koh
- Thung Kwian Market