Top Things To Do in Lampang, Thailand
Welcome to Lampang, the land where time stands still. A place where you can truly unwind and experience a unique and infectiously laid-back way of life that has remained largely unchanged for years.Despite all it has to offer, the area still receives comparatively few visitors, giving the area a wonderfully ‘undiscovered’ feel.So join us as we take a look at just some of the highlights that Lampang has to offer.
Thai Elephant Conservation Centre
Most visitors to Lampang are drawn to the province for its famed Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, the only centre of its kind in Thailand under Royal patronage. Founded in 1992, it currently cares for around 50 Asian elephants as well as housing six of the King’s ten white elephants. Visitors can learn about all about elephant conservation, watch one of the regular elephant performances, and the ever-popular elephant bath time. Elephant trekking, overnight home stays and even mahout training courses are also possible, though I’d strongly recommend making an advanced booking as places fill up fast.
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang Temple
The charming city of Lampang nestled in the broad river valley of the Wang River and surrounded by stunning mountain ranges is home to many impressive Laana era temples, including this one, Wat Phra Tat Lampang Luang located just 30 minutes from the city centre, and definitely worth a visit. Many of the temples in the area are constructed from timber and adorned with ornate carvings and decorations. So if visiting temples is your thing, then you really are spoilt for choice.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
For many, travel in Thailand conjures up images of tuk tuks or long tail boats, but Lampang takes an altogether more relaxed approach to getting around. And the preferred method of travel? The good old fashioned horse and cart. So what better was to explore the city than by taking a leisurely ride through the city streets with your feet up in the back of a horse drawn carriage?
Plan your Lampang Vacation, Holiday or Getaway
Lampang really is a gem in the crown of northern Thailand, so if relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, spectacular temples, friendly, laid-back locals and abundant wildlife and nature are your thing, then why not pay Lampang a visit. We’re sure you won’t regret it.
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