Lamphun Province Travel Guide

Different from its famous neighbour, Chiang Mai, Lamphun exudes a quiet, relaxing atmosphere and unadulterated natural beauty.

Lamphun, situated about 16 miles (26kms) to the southeast of bustling Chiang Mai, is a medium-sized province in the north of Thailand, dotted with charming moats full of beautiful lotuses and an array of ancient buildings. As with other provinces in the region, Lamphun boasts pleasant, cool weather in the evenings.

Even though the province has a long and rich history, there aren’t many historical sights to gasp at. One of the most notable venues is the renowned Wat Phra That Hariphunchai and its National Museum, a must-visit, while several other temples are also worth a look.

One of the most popular activities for those staying in Lamphun is to make a daytrip to Chiang Mai. Not only is the actual trip itself eye-opening, the road that leads to Chiang Mai is scenic, lined with lovely, 30-meter tall yang trees wrapped with colorful clothes as tributes to gods and spirits. Many small garden restaurants are scattered along the road to serve hungry motorists.