If you’ve done all there is to do in Chiang Mai and taken trips to Doi inthanon and Doi Suthep, you might be wondering what else there is to do in the region. The answer is the sleepy province of Lamphun, known for its authentic local life and lesser-visited (yet no less impressive) temples.
After departing Chiang Mai, we’ll arrive at Lamphun where we’ll enjoy a horse and cart ride, then explore the main sights. These include
Prathat Lampang Luang Temple: Dating back to the 13th century, this revered temple is highly important to Buddhists. It’s thought that the Buddha himself visited here 2,500 years ago and left behind a single hair which is now encased inside a relic. ‘Til today it tops any list of things to do in Lampang
Hariphun Chai Temple: This giant gold stupa dating back to the 11th century can be seen from afar. It’s just as impressive once you get up close thanks to the detailed carvings and serene flower gardens.
Jamdevi Temple: Locally known as Wat Ku Kut, this stone temple built in Ayutthaya style is surrounded by 60 standing Buddha statues. Visited by only a handful of tourists a day, this is the perfect place to feel at peace and snap impressive photos with no one in the way!
Ceramic factory: Learn how the locals use their skills to earn an income in rural Lamphan, and browse colourful pottery.
Once our Ancient Lamphun and Haripunchai tour is complete, we’ll transfer you back to Chaing Mai.