Friday, 24 February 2017

Lampang Province

Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and a rooster on its provincial emblem, Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements within the Wang River basin, some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Lampang is rich in archaeological evidence from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma.

The horse-drawn carriage, a mode of local transportation that has survived the introduction of automobiles to Lampang, is a fun way to explore the large peaceful town, which features a number of beautiful old temples.  

Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

01 wat phra that lampang luang

This is a fortified temple founded in the 13th century. It was built on top of an earth mound and is surrounded by high brick walls. The architecture is a mix of Lanna and Thai Lue styles. The vihara houses a bronze Buddha statue called the Phra Chao Lan Thong. Besides, there is a golden chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic. A Naga stairway leads to the large, elaborate entrance gate that gives access to the complex.