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From Chiang Mai: Lamphun and Lampang Temples Tour

Product ID: 318538
Go off the beaten track on a full-day tour from Chiang Mai. Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang and see the 9th-century Phrathat Hariphunchai Temple and Lawo-style Jamdevi temple. Ride a horse cart through the town.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 7:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup available only from hotels in Chiang Mai city center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a beautiful 13th-century Lanna-style Buddhist temple
  • Ride a horse cart through the town of Lampang, a unique way of seeing the local temples and markets
  • See the 9th-century Phrathat Hariphunchai Temple and Lawo-style Jamdevi temple
  • Set off on an alternative day trip to the less-crowded sites of Lamphun and Lampang
  • Benefit from a round-trip hotel transfer from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center
Full description
Begin with complimentary hotel pickup from Chiang Mai for a day spent in the less-crowded historical cities of Lamphun and Lampang. The tour's first stop is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, said to be one of the best examples of Lanna-style architecture in the country. The temple complex houses a historical museum, massive brick gate, intricately-painted viharas, a sand-filled courtyard, bronze and copper stupas, all in a tranquil setting.

Next, choose to jump on a horse cart — after all, Lampang is known throughout Thailand as "Horse Cart City." It is the only town in the country where these carriages are still found. A 15 to 30-minute tour around town will take you along the Wang River or past the city's quintessential sights.

After lunch, head to Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a fantastic 9th-century temple complex by the river. Said to be Lamphun’s largest, oldest, and most attractive temple compound, Hariphunchai Temple got its name from the Mon Kingdom city that ruled this part of northern Thailand from the 9th to 13th centuries.

The final stop is Wat Chammathewi Temple, home to a stupa surrounded by arches holding 60 Buddha statues; Queen Chama Devi’s ashes are said to be found inside. The unusual square "stepped pyramid" pagoda is the oldest surviving example of its kind from the Dvaravati period, the family of which ruled much of Thailand from the 6th to 11th centuries. After the day is completed, relax on a transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Chiang Mai city center
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to Lampang Luang Temple
  • Entry to Hariphun Chai Temple
  • Drinking water
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Horse-cart ride at 500 THB for a two-person cart

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Water
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Select the small group option for a tour with only up to 9 travelers per group. Select the private option for a tour with just your group.
• Solo travelers can enjoy the same rate.
• Exact pickup time depends on your location. Your driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Customer reviews
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I was contacted one day before the tour and the communication is clear and effective. This tour brought us to a more quiet area and the temples there were almost empty (just us visiting). A MUST join if you want to escape from the crowd. The temples are amazing and beautiful and I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. The tour guide is very friendly and he also brought us to a local market that wasn't in the itinerary. The overall experience is really good. One thing for improvement is that the tour guide can explain a bit more about the history of the place because this place is not as popular as chiang mai and it's good to know more about the place, not just the temples.

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December 30, 2019

I was contacted one day before the tour and the communication is clear and effective. This tour brought us to a more quiet area and the temples there were almost empty (just us visiting). A MUST join if you want to escape from the crowd. The temples are amazing and beautiful and I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. The tour guide is very friendly and he also brought us to a local market that wasn't in the itinerary. The overall experience is really good. One thing for improvement is that the tour guide can explain a bit more about the history of the place because this place is not as popular as chiang mai and it's good to know more about the place, not just the temples.

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December 30, 2019

I liked to know temples so important and that they are not full of tourists. I thank the Pen guide for her knowledge and patience to answer the doubts and concerns that arose about Buddhism and its practice. I also thank driver Tom for the kind and caring.

November 28, 2019

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Product ID: 318538