The mountainous Lampang Province is best-known for its ceramics, Lanna-era Buddhist temples and surrounding national parks. The capital city of Lampang combines traditional teak houses and horse-drawn carriages with contemporary shopping plazas and riverside restaurants, while the surrounding region is a hotspot for traditional Thai silks.
Things to do in Lampang
Don’t miss seeing some of Thailand’s best temples while exploring the Lampang Province, such as the 13th-century Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, which showcases traditional Buddhist architecture and relics. Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao, located in the capital, is an ancient temple complex with a gold-plated spire and iconic statues, while Wat Phra Bat Putthawat is nestled on a forested mountaintop overlooking the countryside.
Nature lovers will enjoy visiting Chae Son National Park, home to the thundering Chae Son waterfall, undulating mountains, verdant native forests, intricate cave systems and year-round hot springs. You can also rest and relax among the picturesque nature at Kiew Lom Dam, which has traditional buildings.
Are you spending time within the capital city of Lampang? Visit the Museum Lampang to see historical exhibits and old photographs on the city before heading to the Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum to admire intricate ceramic creations, one of the province’s biggest exports. Don’t miss the Lampang Cultural Street Market, where you can pick up souvenirs, Thai delicacies and handmade goods.
Families will love visiting the Hug You Sheep Farm, home to sheep, rabbits and chickens. You can also try sheep milk in the on-site cafe. Visit Nhong Krathing Park, just outside the capital, for a relaxing stroll past vibrant seasonal flower gardens.
Getting around Lampang
Lampang Province is best accessed by flying into Lampang Airport, which is about three kilometres from the centre of the city of Lampang. You can get around the capital using tuk-tuks and taxis or by walking in certain areas. A hire car or driver is best for exploring the rest of the province.