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Attractions in Lampang province in Thailand

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Lampang covers an area of 12,534 sq. km., with its provincial capital, famous for its horse-drawn carriages, Located 100 km. southeast of Chiang Mai and 600 km. north of Bangkok.

Set in the Wang River basin, tile province bas less spectacular highland landscapes than Chiang Mai, and its main attraction is cultural rather than scenic. The area has a long history of settlement and is rich in archaeological and architectural evidence reflecting the ancient civilisation of Hariphunchai, Lanna and Myanmar. Indeed. the town of Lampang, sited on the banks of the Wang River, possesses considerable historical interest. It has been a cultural hub since the 7th century, when it was part of the Mon Kingdom of Hariphunchai and in the early 20th  century was the centre of the then all-important, teak trade, during which time Burmese influences were prevalent. Sights today include several well-preserved temples that display a blend of Thai and Burmese architectural styles, while a short distance outside town is Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, arguably the single most fascinating temple in the North. Moreover, Lampangis in its relaxed atmosphere and lifestyles more typically and traditionally Thai than Chiang Mai, and shows little change in spite of the growth of tourism. Blending cultural interest with nature conservation is Lampang's remarkable Elephant Conservation Centre. Elephants played a major role as beasts of burden during the heydays of the teak industry, and although that era has passed, a number of the elephants have been given a new home at the centre, where visitors can see demonstrations of their forestry skills, as well as the more recent accomplishments of elephants as painters and musicians.

 

 

 

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