Lampang is said to be “beautifully lost in time”: a town with a laid-back vibe, historic architecture, Lanna temples and horse-drawn carriages, elements that combine to create Khelang Nakorn’s unique charms.
Things no visitor should miss include a visit to Wat Phratat Lampang Luang, a complex of buildings with murals reciting the history of the province of Lampang; Wat Sri Chum, a temple dating from the reign of King Rama V, whose wooden architecture blends Thai Lanna and Myanmar styles; and Wat Pong Sanuk, a UNESCO-listed temple.
It is also worth visiting Kat Kong Ta, the cluster of old buildings where the Lampang Arts Center is located.
The city offers other activities that will make your holiday even more memorable, too, such as trying Chae Sawn Hot Spring egg salad, a speciality served only at the hot spring in Chae Sawn National Park; hand-painting the iconic chicken bowls, a symbol of Lampang craft; and shopping for herbal products from a selection of more than 100 herbal health products, at Lampang Herb Conservation Group. The Group also offers wellness services, such as traditional Thai massage, herbal massage, and herbal steam and sauna.