Hariphunchai Hand-Woven Fabric Institute The unforgettable value of culture

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As you know, Lamphun is one of the eldest provinces in northern Thailand. Therefore, there is no wonder why many valuable artworks have been found. Since the past, people have started using their intellect to create many wonderful handicrafts, architectures, and many more. Until nowadays, these thing are still preserved and developed by new-age people.

Take fabric weaving as an example. Fabric weaving is a thing that perfectly reflects the art and intellect in Lamphun. Those fabrics can be found anywhere in the province. But if you want to see how they are made and gain a lot of knowledge about this, then you’re suggested to visit ‘Hariphunchai Hand-Woven Fabric Institute’.

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The Hariphunchai Hand-Woven Fabric institute consists of several houses decorated in Thai contemporary style. It’s under the care of Lamphun Provincial Organization. The reason that caused the establishment of the institute, is that the value of weaving should never be gone, Long story short, this institute is a place that preserve the appearance of hand-Woven fabrics.

These fabrics are Woven by using many types of materials, mostly silk and cotton. They are Woven into many beautiful patterns. Their unique styles have existed every since the age of ancestors.

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Beside of preservation, Hariphunchai Hand-Woven Fabric institute also supports people who want to learn how to weave fabrics with their hands. The institute aim to build strong careers and eternal artworks for everyone, making Thai intellect more valuable day after day.

How to get there 

The Hariphunchai Hand-Weaved Fabric institute is located within the heart of Lamphun. Just hire a tricycle or any public vehicle to give you a ride. It’s easy to go to. For more comfortable, you can contact us to arrange the private to package which suitable for your group or you can book the car rental with driver to manage your own plan.

Nearby Places 

Camadevi was not an ordinary ruler, but she was also a brave warrior and a smart philosopher. Here monument is about 3.1 kilometres away from the institue. You may want to pay respect to. You will find here statue in the middle of empty lot.

One of the highlights of the town is this stunning chedi at Wat Phra That Haripunchai. The 46 metre high chedi, which contains a hair of the Lord Buddha, dates back to the 9th Century. According to legend, the Buddha once visited the town near here on his alms round. He correctly predicted that a man would in the future build a town on that spot and call it Harinphunchai Nakhon. Of interest in this temple is a large bronze gong which is claimed to be the biggest of its kind in the world.

Wat San Pa Yang Luang is one of the oldest temple of Lanna located in Lamphun town not far from Wat Phra That Hariphunchai this temple has one of the most beautiful wihan of Thailand (top 10 beautiful wihan temple). Every building inside this temple are beautiful especially architechture of wihan is combination between Laos , Myanmar and Thai (Lanna).