handed down for more than 1,400 years refer to this ancient town as
Hariphunchai. Its first ruler was Queen Chamthewi who was of Mon
extraction. In late 12th century, King Mengrai overran the town and
subsequently integrated it into the Lanna Kingdom. Today, Lamphun
still retain its enchanting ambience of a small but old community.
It is some 670 kilometers from Bangkok and 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. Lamphun is the most famous producer of
North: Chiang Mai
South: Lampang and Tak
West: Chiang Mai and Tak
Lamphun city to nearby Provinces
Chiang Mai 21 kms.
Lampang 71 kms.
from Lamphun city to its districts
Ban Hong 40 kms.
Mae Tha 25 kms.
Tung Hua Chang subdistrict 105 kms.
How to get there
Both air and non-air conditioned buses leave form Northern Bus
Terminal, Kampangpet 2 Rd. about 3 times nightly for non-air and 2
time for air conditioned bus.
information please contact Tel (02) 936-3666, 537-8055.
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lampong Railway
Station) 4 times daily.
223-7010, 223-7020 for train timetable.
No direct flight to Lamphun but one can take flight from Bangkok to
Chiang Mai and connect by taxi or bus to Lamphun which is only
26 kms. far from Chiang Mai.
details contact Thai Airways International Co., Ltd. Tel. (02)
Festivals & Events
13 - 16
around Ta kam Bridge and in Lamphun municipal area. Buddhist
rituals in the morning e.g. giving foods to monks, procession of
Buddha image. People enjoy splashing water on one another all
pouring lustral water over Pratat Haripunchai
As a royal temple, Wat Pratat Haripunchai is a place for keeping
Buddha's relic. Every year, His
Majesty the King provides/gives lustral water and sacrifices to use
in the ceremony.
Held at Lamphum Provincial Stadium, first week of August.
Features a beauty contest, contest of lamyai products, and academic
Winter and Red
Annual fair held at Lamphun Provincial Stadium. around
November every years Features beauty contests, shows and games, and
a variety of products for sale.