Lampang is a Thai province lying in upper northern Thailand. In the past, Lampang was called as Khelang Nakhon. The province is a vast, mountainous area famous for its natural beauty, its remained retro atmosphere and for some of most symbolic Buddhist temples in Northern Thailand.

In Lampang, tourists can experience using carriages as a means of transportation or cycling around the city to discover its retro vibe.

Today, industries such as mining and ceramics have “booming” in Lampang. Tourists visiting Lampang can join in making a ceramic product or by one as a souvenir. Besides the temples, there are other tourist activities that shouldn’t be missed, such as Chae Son Hot Spring.


Climate, best time to visit

Lampang has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. The average annual temperature in Lampang is 26.3 °C while the precipitation here is about 1082 mm.

Although in fall and winter, especially in August and September, there is much more rain in Lampang, when the rainfall barely exceeds 200 mm, you still can visit Lampang whenever you want. The best time to visit Lampang is from November to April.


How to get in and out

The city is an important highway hub, with a four lane highway link to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, as well as a major highway to Phrae and to eastern Lanna provinces. It takes about 1,5 hours to ride from Chiang Mai to Lampang. It’s also a stop for the Chiang Mai-bound train.

From Bangkok, it could take about 10 hours to drive to Lampang. But luckily, there are daily flights from Bangkok to Lampang and also day returns.

In Lampang, the best way to explore the city is to hire a motorbike or bicycle. You can jump on a carriage to get around Lampang city, too.