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Lampang is a province in the upper northern of Thailand consisting of highlands and forests.  The south of the province is the valley of the Wang River.  Mountain ranges lying in the province are also places visitors can go visit such as the Phi Pan Nam Range which is the source of the Nan River, and the Khun Tan Range which is the boundary of Lampang – Lamphun province.  There is the longest railway tunnel in Thailand under the Khun Tan Range.

Lampang is the only town in Thailand where horse carts are still found.  They are exclusively used for tourists to have a trip around town.  The carts are like open-air tricycles.  You can’t miss having a horse-cart tour and stop at the City Pillar Shrine which are made of teakwood and surmised to build more than 100 years ago.

Around 5 km. from the city, you can go to Wat Phra That Mon Phaya Chae.  It is a temple located on the mountain where you can see a scenic view of Lampang city and get relaxed.  Moreover, you can go to Doi Khun Tan National Park.  It is in the area of the Khun Tan Range – the natural boundary of Lamphun and Lampang province.  Its best known feature is Thailand’s longest railway tunnel.  Kiew Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating and rafting.  You can stay overnight by contacting the National Park office.

There are many local products you can buy as a present, for example; traditional Thai silk holding different patterns of different districts, ceramics made of the best china clay, mulberry paper with colorful patterns normally used for making umbrellas, lanterns, paper flowers, or used as wrapping paper.

Credits: www.tourismthailand.org

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