Lampang City and its attractions

Lampang City and its attractions ,  The city of Lampang is a unique, extraordinary city that was once rendered a large trade and commercial center of the north area, and nowadays allows for an interesting combination of the old and new. It’s the only city in Thailand where horse carriages are still in use, and have thus become one of the city’s symbols, and is certainly a place worth a visit.

♥ The city and its attractions are included in our private luxury tours to the area.

The populated history of Lampang dates back 1000 years back, and during this long period the rule has been moved from the Kamer kingdom (Kambodia) to Lanna, the Burmese (Myanmar), and then the kingdom of Sukhothai

Each culture that ruled the area for some time has left its mark is through temples, special structures, arts etc. – so to this day, the various influences ae evident in the city, giving it a unique nature not to be found elsewhere.

The city’s official, the commercial symbol is a rooster, so you can easily find rooster decorated ceramic-shaped designs across the city, as well as local kitchenware adorned with the motif – that are produced in one of the many modern factories.

In the city of Lampang, you’ll find a unique attraction that’s not available anywhere else in Thailand – the horse carriages – along with other attractions as the Weekend Market, Ban Sao Nak – an impressive teak-wood structure on pillars – and an ancient, beautiful temple – that is known as one of the most impressive in Thailand.

In recent years, Lampang city saw the opening of places to hangout, pubs and modern restaurants, so the old/new traditional/modern mix gives the city a unique vibe.

 

Lampang Attractions

Horse Carriages – one of the most exceptional things you will not find elsewhere in Thailand is the use of horse carriages for transfer, which made the city known as Muang Rot Ma (the horse carriages city), as it became a prominent symbol.

♦ For my extended review of Lampang Horse Carriages, including a clip and some pictures -> Click this link

♥ A horse carriage tour is included in our private luxury tours to Lampang

The Weekend Market – Much like the city, the market known as Kad Kong Ta is one of its kind not because of the commodities offered, but thanks to the unique atmosphere and surrounding setting. one of the most exceptional things you will not find elsewhere in Thailand is the use of horse carriages for transfer, which made the city known as Muang Rot Ma (the horse carriages city), as it became a prominent symbol. This pedestrian zone is available only on weekends.

♦ For my extended review of Lampang Weekend Market, including a clip and some pictures -> Click this link

♥ We would love to take our travelers to the weekend market, and thus include it in our private luxury tours to Lampang. The unique market is active only on weekends.

Ceramics Factories and Outlets: Lampang and its surroundings are heaven to ceramics enthusiasts who adore decorative and kitchenware sets – all with beautiful, modern designs. The area features many factories exporting their products to Europe, as well as outlet shops to feast the eyes and purchase in affordable prices.

♦ For my extended review of Lampang Ceramics Factories, including a clip and some pictures -> Click this link

♥ A tour in the ceramics factory and shop can be included in our private luxury tours to Lampang

Phra That Lanpang Lung: This Lanna styled temple is one of the most impressive in Thailand, one of the oldest wooden structures and one of the most famous, popular attractions of Lampang city.

♦ For my extended review of Phra That Lampang Luang temple, including a clip and some pictures -> Click this link

♥ Phra That Lampang Luang temple is included in our private luxury tours to Lampang

Ban Sao Nak: This impressive teak-wood structure on pillars is more than 100 years old. The originally private house was built in 1895 and designed in a mixed style of Burmese/Lanna. Today, it serves as a museum exhibiting many products that providing a glimpse into the local life and culture of the time.

♦ For my extended review of Ban Sao Nak, including a clip and some pictures -> Click this link

Conclusion Lampang attractions: The city of Lampang is a unique, extraordinary city that was once a large northern trade center, and nowadays provides an interesting mixture of old and new. It’s the only city in Thailand where horse carriages are still in use and have thus become one of Lampang’s symbols, and is certainly a place worth a visit.