Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is an important ancient site of the province. The legend says, long time ago, in the period of Lord Buddha, He and a few followers travelled to many communities. Until they reached Ban Lampa Karee Wan, Lord Buddha decided to stayed on the top of Doi Mon Noi. During the time, a Lua man had a tight faith in his heart for Lord Buddha. Therefore, he bestowed honey upon Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha ate the honey. Then He gave a piece of His hair to the man. The man took the hair, put it in a golden casket, put the casket in a tunnel along with several worshipping items. Soon he created a large pagoda. As time went by, many kings of Lampang renovated and re-decorated the pagoda until it looks beautiful like what you see nowadays.