Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial emblem, Lampang boasts
a long history of human settlements on the Wang River basin, some of which dating back to more
than 1,000 years. It is rich in archaeological evidence reflecting ancient civilisations of
Hariphunchai, Lanna and Burma.
Lampang is administratively divided into the following districts:
Mueang, Thoen, Mae Phrik,
Ngao, Ko Kha, Wang Nuea, Mae Tha, Chae Hom, Sop Prap, Seom Ngam, Hang Chat, Mae Mo and Mueang Pan.
||: Chiang Rai, Phayao
||: Sukhothai, Tak
||: Chiang Mai , Lumphun
|Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
Festivals & Events
Khantok Chang Fair
: Thai Elephant conservation Centre
Khantok Chang Fair (Chang = Elephant), is held annually on the first
Friday and Saturday of February. The festival is divided into 2 parts.
The first is the spectacular unmissable shows of these lovely massive
creatures and Khantok Chang, where the pachyderms will be having a feast
on Tok, a traditional food tray of the Lanna people. The latter is a
human’s banquet with Lang Khantok Rice which of course everyone is welcome to join!
City Pillar Worship Ceremony
: Lampang Provincial Hall, Amphoe Mueang
“City Pillar Worship Ceremory and Making Merits to the City” is the local tradition
held every year by Lampang inhabitants. The festival features Buddhist rituals as
well as Brahmin’s ones including extraordinary “Fon pee mod pee meng”, a local dance
performance, believed to be a ritual to revere ancestor spirits in order to bring good
luck to the city.
Lanna Style Wedding on Elephant-Back
: Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Amphoe Hang Chat
If you’re looking for an extraordinary way to tell the world that you and your loved
one would be tying the knot, then how about a wedding on elephant’s back? Right here
in Lampang province, Lanna Style Wedding on Elephant-back offers you once in a lifetime
experience where on the special day, bride and groom, instead of getting to the venue
for the wedding ceremony by car or foot, would then be mounting an elegantly decorated
tusker, Thailand’s most auspicious animal, and slowly wandering down Lampang’s historical
streets to be witnessed and envied by those spectators who are fortunate enough to get a
glimpse of the lucky couples. This Lanna Style wedding ceremony is held with an aim to
boost tourism of Lampang, to conserve, and disseminate Lanna culture and tradition as
well as creating a strong bond between humans and elephants. This is also considered a
great way to preserve these increasingly rare creatures and help prevent them from
Dok Siew Blossom Festival
: Saew Ban yard, Pa Miang Village, Tambon Jae Son, Amphoe Mueang Pan
The festival features shows and performances reflecting local traditional lifestyle, folk music,
traditional games, fair showcasing OTOP products and other interesting activities aiming to
promote nature conservation tourism. Tour guides are also provided by locals who will be educating
the visitors about ecotourism. Unmissable programmes are food sample event where you can have a
taste of Yum Bai-Miang (type of plant), Yum Dok Siew (or type of flower called Orchid Tree/Purple
Bauhinia), Mushroom Northern Sausage, to name a few, including the tour to explore the origin of
Miang and mushroom processing as well as the art of weaving within Pa Miang Village.
Fish Eating Fair
: Park at Clock Tower 5 Aces
This annual fish festival boasts fish exhibition, beauty fish contest, beautiful
fish box competition as well as a chance to sample a broad selection of food made
of a various kinds of fish.
Lampang Trains and Horse Carriages Day
: Beginning of April
: Lampang Main Railway Station, Amphoe Mueang
The festival is held every year to promote the tourism of Lampang and to
commemorate the long-standing history of trains and horse carriages in the
province as well as the arrival of first royal train to Nakhon Lampang Railway
Station on 1 April 1916 in the reign of King Rama VI. For nearly a century,
trains and horse carriages have played a vital role as main means of transportation
in Lampang both for business and pleasure. The festival showcases Royal
procession, historical exhibition about trains and horse carriages, Male and
Female Cowboy Contest, Kat Mua Market where participants will be dressing up
in the traditional style of costume from over 80 years ago, local cultural performance,
OTOP products fair, travel and tour services including a variety of delicious local
food such as Kao Lang Am-ma-ra and Sa-thok Kam. The carriage service is also
provided in the event.
Klong Bu Ja Festival
: Ke-lang-nakorn Park, Amphoe Mueang
Not-to-be-missed programmes are spectacular “Klong-Bu-Ja” Drum Beating
Contest, a “Klong-Bu-Ja” Drum Procession, cultural shows and performances
including ones featuring Lanna (Northern style) local string musical instruments
like Sa-law, Saw and Sueng.
Songkran and Royal Salung Procession
: 12-14 April
: Amphoe Mueang
This annual legendary festival begins on 12 April with an elaborately decorated
Royal Salung Procession (Salung means water bowl) along with its participants dressed
in ancient Lanna style costume marching around the town whilst collecting from
onlookers ‘Nam Ka-min Som-poi” (holy water used in Lanna/Northern religious ceremonies).
The water received is then used to sprinkle onto, Pra-kaew-doi-tao, one of the most
sacred Buddha images of Lampang enshired in Wat Pra That Lampang. Then on the 13th-14th,
people enjoy other pleasurable activities like making merits at the temples, building
sand pagoda as well as well-known water splashing fiesta (also with respected elders to
ask for blessing). Other highlights include traditional show and entertainment and fair
of local products.
: Amphoe Mueang
The festival boasts Giant Pineapple Competition and annual Pineapple Beauty
Queen Contest. Other highlights are also a fair selling a vast selection of
processed products from Pineapple at attractive price as well as a contest
for these products.
Mae Moh Walking Rally and Mini Half Marathon
: Lignite mine, Amphoe Mae Mo
This marathon is held every year at Mae Moh Lignite coal mine, the major coal
resources of Lampang and Thailand. Take part in this event, get healthy and the
visitors can also enjoy the stunning scenery in the area nearby the mine and a
massive Mae Moh power station which boast spectacular landscape.
Luang Wiang Lakhon Fair
: Wat Pra Kaew Don Tao, Amphoe Mueang and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Amphe Ko Kha
Held annually before Loy Krathong festival, this festival put an emphasis
on showcasing history and traditions of Lampang’s residents. Another highlight
is also a famous marvelously decorated parade furnished with kitchen utensils
like spoons, bowls, etc. This procession will also bring along food and home
essentials for alms offering to the temples.
Long Sa Bao Jao Wiang La Korn Festival
: Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Amphoe Ko Kha
The festival is held every year prior to Loy Krathong Festival at Wat Phra
That Lampang Luang, one of the most sacred places of worship in Lampang. The
festival features “Hae Borg Fai” event (same as “Boon-Bang-Fai” or “Rocket
Festival” in Northeastern Thailand), drum beating contest (klong-bu-ja) and tons
of light and sound entertainment at nightfall including Lanna style Khantok dinner
(Khantok is Lanna traditional food tray).
Lampang Ceramic Fair
: Every first Friday of December
: 4th Municipal Market, Amphoe Mueang
The 10-day event, Lampang Ceramic Fair, is held annually to bring together a wide
selection of ceramics produced by over 300 factories that form the basis of the
province’s impressive three-billion baht ceramics industry. The fair also serves
as a one-stop shop for special priced diverse range of export quality ceramics as
well as tableware, souvenirs and gift items of different grades. Included is also
a vast variety of 4-star and 5-star community products from various sub-districts
(Tambon) of Northern Thailand promoted under the “One Tambon, One Product” campaign
(OTOP). Aside from a cultural procession on the first day of the event and a ceramic
exhibition, other unmissable highlights are also Miss Ceramic Beauty Contest, a folk
song contest, a traditional Northern Thai or Lanna-style musical ensemble featuring
stringed musical instruments and a vast assortment of popular local dishes in a food
Winter and Red Cross Fair
: Lampang Provincial Stadium, Amphoe Mueang
This annual festival showcases a wide variety of products from both government and
public sectors at bargain rates, Miss Lampang Contest including various shows and
performances which will keep you entertained throughout the event.