Lampang Travel Guide

Lampang Province ‘Town of Wagon’

Lampang is another interesting province of northern Thailand. It’s located on the upper part of the country.

lampang map


Lampang is in the broad river valley of the Wang River, surrounded by mountain chains. In the Mae Mo District lignite is found and mined in open pits. To the north of the province is the 1,697-metre (5,568 ft) high Doi Luang

The Territory Information

The province is divided into 13 districts (amphoe). These are further subdivided into 100 communes (tambon) and 855 villages (muban).

  1. Mueang Lampang
  2. Mae Mo
  3. Ko Kha
  4. Soem Ngam
  5. Ngao
  6. Chae Hom
  7. Wang Nuea
  8. Thoen
  9. Mae Phrik
  10. Mae Tha
  11. Sop Prap
  12. Hang Chat
  13. Mueang Pan

Lampang is surrounded with both mountains and long-time history. The northern side connects to Chiangmai, Chiangrai, and Phayao. The eastern side connects to Phayao, Phrae, and Sukhothai. The southern side connects to Sukhothai and Tak. The western side connects to Chiangmai, Lamphun, and Phayao.

This quite a plentiful town. Beside of mountains, there are many water sources, for examples, Mae Soi Basin, Mae Tui Basin, Mae Chang Basin, Wang River Basin etc.

For the climate, Lampang is normally a hot province, although it’s During April, the temperature can even get to 37.5 degree Celcius. Therefore, if you hate hot air, you should avoid travel during the month, but switch to Januaray, the coolest month, instead. During January, the temperature will be around 13.9 degree Celcius.

Here are the list of attraction in Lamang.

For tourism, there are many good places to go in Lampang. There are mostly historic places like temples and natural places like national parks. Those are perfect for learning lots of things.

It’s not difficult to get to the province. You can take a plane, a train, your own car, or a tour bus. And, if you want to travel from county to county in Lampang, there are trucks available for tourists. You can get one at Transport Station or Train Station. The service fee is around 10-15 Baht.

How to get to and from Lampang

But if you want the best experience, you may want to get on a wagon. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Lampang is also known as ‘Town of Wagon’. You may have only seen wagon in some old movies. You may have never imagined that you will see a real one yourself. In fact, you may want to get on it for once. Well, in Lampang, you dream will come true. There are several spots for you to get one. The service fee for a wagon will be around 100-150 Baht. Pay in lump-sum and enjoy a sightseeing around the town.

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