Lamphun, among the oldest cities in Thailand, was called Hariphunchai before it was besieged in the 13th century by a Thai kingdom.
Today, Lamphun still retain its enchanting ambience of a small but old community. It’s only 26 kilometers from Chiang Mai. Located on the bank of the Kuang River, its attractions include ancient sites and relics as well as forests and mountains and delightful lakes.
08.30: You will be picked up from the hotel and transfer to the Chiang Mai railway station for a local train departing at 9:30
: Enjoy the scenic 30-minute train ride from Chiang Mai to Lamphun .
: You will be picked up with private car from the train station and continue driving into Lamphun Town and start explore the quiet city by visit Wat Phra Yuen, one of oldest temples in northern Thailand. Here, you’ll find four tall Buddha images standing within a chedi (stupa) amid the palm trees
: Continuing to Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, the most venerated temple in Lamphun. Dating back to the Mon kingdom, the temple was built on the site of Queen Chama Thewi’s palace in the 11th or 12th century
: Visit local market where you’ll find many locally made items for sale
: Enjoy local lunch in the village “Khao Soi” Northern Thai Noodle soup is the must to taste
: After lunch, visit a museum with exquisite Tai Yong textiles on display. Your guide will share historical and cultural information about Lamphun’s inhabitants, most of whom descend from the Tai Yong, an ethnic group from northern Burma (Myanmar). Then continue to the local fresh food market of Lamphun for a snack of local specialties and a chat with the vendors.
: Make a stop at the statue of Queen Chama Thewi before making your way to Wat Chama Thewi (Wat Kukut), one of the oldest religious structures in Lamphun
: Back to Chiang Mai and you will be drop off at your hotel or Chiang Mai downtown
Duration: From 08.00-16.00
- PrivateComfortable air-con car
- Train tickets
- Entrance fee
- Local lunch and snacks
- English speaking guide
- Cold drink and refreshing towel
- Personal expenses (Alcohol drinks, tips etc).
- Travel insurance.
- Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.