Lampang or Khelang Nakorn
of the past has the horse carriage as its symbol having monasteries built in Burmese and Lanna Thai style architectures and its famous place, well know all over the world, is the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. 

Occupying an area of 12,533 square kilometers, Lampang is administratively divided into 13 Amphoes (Districts) Muang, Thoen, Mae Phrik, Ko Kha, Ngao, Chae Hom, Wang Nua, Mae Tha, Sop Prap, Serm Ngam, Hang Chat, Mae Mo and Muang Pan. Lampang Is located some 599 Kms., from Bangkok, accessible by Highway No.1 Passing through Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Kamphaeng Phet, Tak, taking a total time span of 7 hours and some 100 kms., from Chiang Mai by Highway No.11 through Lamphun, taking about 1.30 hours.

How to get there 

By Bus
Regular buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal, Phaholyothin Road. Further information, please contact Tel. (02)2279-4484-7 for air conditioned buses and Tel. (02)271-0101-5 for non air conditioned buses. For private air conditioned bus companies, please contact Thavorn Farm Tel. (02)271-3011. Lampang bus station Tel.(054)277-410 There are also regular and air conditioned buses daily leaving Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station Tel. (053)242-664 

By Train
Six daily trains connect Lampang with Bangkok and Chiang Mai. For more information, please contact Tel. (02)223-7010 or Lampang Railway Station Tel. (054)217-024 or Chiang Mai Railway Station Tel. (053)242-094.

y Plane
Thai Airways International Ltd., (Domestics) operates one flight daily to Lampang from Bangkok. Tel. (02) 280-0070 or your travel agent for reservations. Thai Airways International Ltd., Lampang Office Tel. (054)217-078, Lampang Airport Tel. (054) 226-258.

Festivals & Events

Elephant Khantoke Fair First Friday and Saturday of February
Horse carriage day 1 April

Salung Luang Festival 12 April
Song Kran Festival 12-14 April
City Pillar celebration May
Loy Krathong Festival November
Kiu Lom Rafting day November
Ceramic Fair December
Blooming Flower day December
Winter's Fair December

Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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