Lampang Attractions, Attractions in Lampang, what to do in Lampang, Lampang Sightseeing

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Attractions
Historical Sites
Chao Pho Pratu Pha Shrine
Location : Amphoe Ngao
The Chao Pho Pratu Pha Shrine is about 50 km from town on the Lampang-Ngao road near Km. 650 marker. Stacks of offering can be seen around the site and the shrine is considered sacred. Road-users passing by usually honk their car horns or set off firecrackers as a sigh of respect. Legend has it that Chao Pho Pratu Pha was a great warrior of the Lampang ruler. He once fought Burmese invaders to block their advance at Pratu Pha and died fighting with his two swords still in his hands and his body still leaning against the hillside. The attackers were so frightened that they withdrew. To honour the brave warrior, the people build the shrine which has since become a sacred and revered place of worship.
Religious Sites
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao (Phra Kaew Don Tao Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
This centuries-old temple on Phra Kaeo Road used to be the place where the Emerald Buddha was once enshrined (the same statue now installed in Bangkok). Interesting structures include the large Chedi containing the hair of the Lord Buddha, a Burmese-style Mondop, an ancient Vihan housing a reclining Buddha and a museum exhibiting ancient relics of the Lanna era.
Wat Pra Tu Pong (Pra Tu Pong Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This monastery is situated on the west side of the Wang River in Tambon Wiang Nua and regarded an important one of Lampang. It was constructed, outside the line of the old town wall, on the location of the town gate which is currently closed. The Vihara of this monastery was constructed a little over 100 years ago, and panels of the doors and windows are of beautiful wood carving works.
Wat Si Rong Mueang (Si Rong Mueang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
To the west of town is Wat Si Rong Mueang , a Burmese temple built in 1905 during the time when Lampang was the commercial and forestry centre. Major architectural works include the Vihan made of wood with several overlapping gables in the Burmese style. It is a temple with elaborate carving decorations and plaster designs adorned with colored glass fashioned with delicate craftsmanship
Wat Chai Mongkhon (Chai Mongkhon Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Si Rong Mueang
Wat Si Rong Mueang
Almost across Wat Pa Fang is Wat Chai Mongkhon. The outstanding structure is the Kuti, monk's living quarters, which is a white cement building with Burmese-style wooden roof. Its columns are adorned with coils of golden wires in elaborate designs and colored glasses. The blinds and corridors are made of elaborately-fashioned perforated wooden sheet. Inside is housed a bronze Buddha statue of fine workmanship cast in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Wat Chedi Sao (Chedi Sao Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This monastery is situated near Lampang-Chae Hom Highway at Ban Wang Moh, 6 km. From tlhe township area. Looking from the highway one can see a group of 20 pagodas of this monastery standing in the rice field. It is one of the important statutory places, which was constructed in the ancient days having a great historical and archaeological value. Some small Buddha statues, in the form of amulet, of Hariphunchai period have been found in the pagodas.
Wat Prathat Sadet (Prathat Sadet Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra That Sadet can be reached by taking the Lampang-Ngao Road. After 17 km take a left turn and continue on for another 2 km. One of Lampang's major sites, it is believed to have been built by Queen Chamthevi some 500 years ago.
Wat Pa Fang (Pa Fang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
Wat Chedi Sao
This monastery is situated near Lampang-Chae Hom Highway at Ban Wang Moh, 6 km. From the township area. Looking from the highway one can see a group of 20 pagodas of this monastery standing in the rice field. It is one of the important statutory places, which was constructed in the ancient days having a great historical and archaeological value. Some small Buddha statues, in the form of amulet, of Hariphunchai period have been found in the pagodas.
Wat Srichum (Srichum Temple)
Location : Amphoe Mueang
This monastery is situated on Lampang-Ngao Highway just passing the main entrance of Lampang Teacher's Training College and Branching off the Km. 601 on the left to this monastery. Its architecture is of Burmese arts having very sophisticated and beautiful wood carving on the structure of the Vihara while gold guilt works are found on the walls, ceiling and big pillars in the Vihara, regarded as another exquisite graceful beauty of Burmese arts.
Wat Prathat Lampang Luang (Prathat Lampang Luang Temple)
Location : Amphoe Ko Kha
Some 20 km to the southwest of town in Ko Kha district is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a paradigm of temple building of Lanna. The temple itself is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by wall. The entrance arches, called Pratu Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs. The wall-less main Vihan houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. To the back is a golden Chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic. Also in the back is another Vihan with beautiful murals on wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the North. The temple also has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils.
Wat Pra That Chom Ping (Pra That Chom Ping Temple)
Location : Amphoe Ko Kha
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
Wat Srichum
This monastery is situated on Lampang-Ngao Highway just passing the main entrance of Lampang Teacher's Training College and Branching off the Km. 601 on the left to this monastery. Its architecture is of Burmese arts having very sophisticated and beautiful wood carving on the structure of the Vihara while gold guilt works are found on the walls, ceiling and big pillars in the Vihara, regarded as another exquisite graceful beauty of Burmese arts.
Natural Attractions
Kiu Lom Dam And Reservoir
Location : Amphoe Mueang
To reach the Kiu Lom Dam, take the Lampang-Ngao road and turn left at km. 623-624 marker, which is about 38 km from town. Then continue for a further 14 km. 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.
Pha Thai Cave
Location : Amphoe Ngao
Lies at km 67 on the Lampang - Ngao Road and hosts a big Buddha image and colorful stalagmites.
Wang Kaew Waterfall
Location : Amphoe Wang Nua
This is Lampang's most beautiful waterfall and is in Amphoe Wang Nua. Situated at 130 km from the provincial town and 36 km from Amphoe Wang Nua, it is accessible by cars of all types. With 110 tiers of cascading water including 7-8 large tiers, it leads up to the top on which are found hilltribe villages of the Yao at Ban Pa Kha luang and Ban San.
Other Attractions
Ban Sao-Nak
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
Ban Sao-Nak
Located in the center of Lampang city. Ban Sao-Nak is a teak wood house in a combination of northern Thai and Burmese architectural styles which is distinctive and individual with its 116 teak pillars.

How to get there: Start the Bridge Kelang follow to Tha Ma-O Road and then turn left onto Rat Wattana Road.

Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. – 05.00 pm.
Admission: 30 Baht (including drink)
Contact: 0 5422 4636 , 0 5422 7653
Hotels: Hotels in Lampang Area
Ban Chang Luang
Location : Amphoe Ngao
Ban Chang Luang, at 33 M.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.