Introduction

Legend 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 longans.

Borders
North:  Chiang Mai
South: Lampang and Tak
East:   Lampang
West:  Chiang Mai and Tak
Distance from Lamphun city to nearby Provinces
Chiang Mai 21 kms.
Lampang    71 kms.
Tak          244 kms.

Distance from Lamphun city to its districts
Ban Hong 40 kms.
Li           105 kms.
Mae Tha   25 kms.
Tung Hua Chang subdistrict 105 kms.

How to get there 

By Bus
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.
For more information please contact Tel (02) 936-3666, 537-8055.
By Train
Trains leave from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lampong Railway Station) 4 times daily. 
Contact Tel. 223-7010, 223-7020 for train timetable.
By Plane
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. 
For more details contact Thai Airways International Co., Ltd. Tel. (02) 280-0070, 280-0080.

Festivals & Events

Songkran Festival
April 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 day long.

Ceremony of 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.

Lamyai Festival
Held at Lamphum Provincial Stadium, first week of August.  Features a beauty contest, contest of lamyai products, and academic exhibitions.

Winter and Red Cross Fair
Annual fair held at Lamphun Provincial Stadium.  around November every years Features beauty contests, shows and games, and a variety of products for sale.

Information provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand

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