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An ancient city with a hospitable population famed for its beautiful women, Lamphun retains its old-world charm and draws visitors to its natural beauty.Lamphun, a small northern province sandwiched between Chiang Mai and Lampang has a long and storied history. Lamphun was founded as the city of Haripunjaya, a Mon kingdom-city, arguably part of the Dvaravati civilization, established in the ninth (perhaps seventh) century by former Buddhist monks from Lopburi. Haripunjaya was first ruled by Queen Camadevi, daughter of the king of Lopburi, who established a legacy for the province’s reputation for beautiful women. The kingdom she ruled over thrived for several centuries, exerting wide influence across the region, before King Meng Rai used subterfuge to conquer the town in late 12th century and integrate it into the Lan Na Kingdom based in nearby Chiang Mai.Today, Lamphun still retains the enchanting ambience of a small but old community, where life moves at a leisurely pace and remnants of the city’s fortifications remind visitors of the city’s proud history. Lamphun is some 670 kilometers from Bangkok and only 26 kilometers from Chiang Mai. Located on the banks of the Kuang River, Lamphun features a skyline made of temple spires and attractions across the province include ancient sites as well as forests, mountains, and lakes. Nearly a thousand years after subjugation by the Lanna Kingdom from Chiang Rai, Lamphun remains a fairly sleepy province, particularly in contrast to its more popular and populous neighbor, Chiang Mai. This is in fact Lamphun’s allure. The charming provincial capital retains its fortified, moat-enclosed old city where the local population lives a relatively slow-paced lifestyle. Visitors will enjoy visiting exquisite temples via bicycle or samlor, bicycle powered cabs, and exploring a lush countryside where various hill tribe communities live and a number of natural attractions, including as Doi Khun Than National Park, feature many exotic plants and wildlife.
Mae Ping National Park h3>.
Within the Mae Ping National Park There are some areas of the Ping River, which is about 140 km and the river was the island cliffs stalactites attractions of the park are waterfalls, caves tires v fields gig I’m Kaeng Luang.
There are camping and houseboat provided. You can query for details. Mae Ping National Park PO Box 51 110 18 District, Lamphun Province. Tel: 0 5354 6336, 0 5351 8060 or DNP Tel. 0 2562 0760 www.dnp.go.th.
Wat Phra Haripunchai Woramahawihan h3>.
Wat Phra Haripunchai Woramahawihan. Located in the heart of Lamphun City Hall about 150 meters away from a road surrounded by four streets duodeviginti north. Mongkol Road south Streets around the city east and west streets Inthayongyot. It was constructed in 1651 in the reign of King Sunday. Later it was restored to fill the order. Within the Wat Phra Haripunchai.
Nong Chang Night h3>.
Is the largest fruit production Prior to Lamphun 8 km through the forest to catch the signs and turn right into Ban Nong Chang district tonight Muang tunnel straight into about seven kilometers to the village of Nong Chang night. Along both sides of the wind through the village is packed with garden produce. This is an important source of longan. Around August each year. The festival Lamphun Longan Held in the city The contest categories are beautifully decorated with fruits. Produce longan, lychee and daughters It is a big part of the region.
Wat clothes h3>.
Legend of Buddha temple Clothes Said that in the modern era. Buddha Samputta come please tractable animal Suvarnabhumi. (In the present), he went even come in a variety of Wat Phra clothes, this is the slopes. He prayed and sat down at this Footprint as a sacrifice of the Mass, angels and men, and he spoke to Ananda took the robe to dry on the slopes. Near the residence Which appears as a fuzzy, so this measure is known. “Wat clothes” to this day.
Ku Chang – Sakuma h3>.
Legend has it that Chang Ku pagoda containing the remains of God’s majestic elephants Mhant rank. Name Pu Kam sesame green Rumored to have more power. The forks stored in the pagoda at Wat Suwan Django rules Chamadevi. The Lampoon respected To build a shrine to the Ku Chang near the pagoda. The loans are believed to be containing a feisty horses of God Mhant rank.