Lampang or Khelang Nakorn
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
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
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
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.
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
|Salung Luang Festival
|Song Kran Festival
|City Pillar celebration
|Loy Krathong Festival
|Kiu Lom Rafting day
|Blooming Flower day