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Lamphun and Lampang Cultural Tour in One Day

Itinerary

08:30 : You will be picked up from hotel in Chiang Mai towards the southern part (26 kms). Lamphun or Hariphunchai is an ancient Mon empire founded in 660 A.D. and is the oldest existing city in the kingdom.

09:00    As you enter the city, the remnants of the old fortified city walls and the surrounding moat, constructed in the 16th century, are still evident.

09:30    Make a first stop at the principal temple of the province, Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a Royal Temple built in 897 by a King of Lamphun. The temple is notably with a massive 51m Golden Pagoda enshrines the authentic relic of the Lord Buddha from India. In the same compound there’re Buddha Footprint, Teak Wood Library which houses many ancient Pali Scripts as well as an old Lanna Style Chedi and a huge call-to-prayer Gong.

10:30    Visit Wat Jammathevee, named after Queen Jammathevee the first ruler of Haripunchai or very well known among local people as “Wat Ku Kut” meaning the Chedi that has no top due to the lightning strike.

11:00    Proceed to Mae Tha  village, a community of Wood Carving Industry

11:20    Explore around the village seeing how they carve the wood and from now you will know that most of the wooden souvenirs are coming from this village

12:30    Local lunch at local restaurant

13.30    Continue driving to Lampang for visit Lampang Laung temple

14.30    Arrive at Lampang Laung Temple and spend your time here to see one of the oldest temple in the Northern part of Thailand

15.15   Drive to Lampang town for visit Sri Rong Maung Temple (Burmese Temple)

16.00   Drive to Chiang Mai and on the way will stop at Mae Tha Jungle Market to see the lifestyle of Local people. Taste some fried insect and local whisky before return to Chiang Mai

17.00   Drive to Chiang Mai and you will be drop off at your hotel

 

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