Renowned for its productive lamyai orchards, its quality hand-woven silk and cotton, and its enchanting old-world charm, Lamphun has a long history and it is memories of this which hold the greatest attraction for travelers.
The town of Lamphun was originally the centre of the Mon Kingdom, know as Hariphunchai and believed to have been in the late 7th or early 8th century AD. The first and most famous ruler of Hariphunchai was Queen Chamma Thewi, whose legendary amorous and diplomatic exploits are the subject of numerous Lanna folk tales.
Independence was finally lost in the late 13th century, when Lamphun was taken by King Mengrai and incorporated into his Lanna Kingdom.
Situated in the center of town, Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai dates from the early 12th century.... Read more
On the road parallel to the old city wall to the west of town, Wat Mahawan houses the image of Nak Prok which.... Read more
Notable for its Ku Chang Ku Ma Chedi which is surrounded on four sides by standing statues...... Read more
Located almost opposite Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai on Inthayongyot Road.... Read more
Ratana Chedi was found by Pha-Ya Sapphasit in 12th century A.D...... read more - view pictures
Phra Nang Chamma Thewi Statue, Lampun, North Thailand
Situated in the Nong Dok Public Park, the statue honours the first ruler of Hariphunchai.
Suthewa Rusi Statue, Lampun, North Thailand
In front of the town Hall, the statue relates to a legend that a rusi, or ascetic, was the actual founder of Hariphunchai.
Commonly referred to as Wat Ku Kut, the temple on the Lamphun San Pa Tong Road is believed to date from the 8th or 9th century and was rebuild........ Read more
This is the most famous longan growing area in the country, some 8 km........ Read more
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