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Lamphun

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Monuments
Lamphun is a town in northern Thailand, capital of Lamphun Province. It covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang of Mueang Lamphun district. As of 2006 it has a population of 14,030. Lamphun lies 665 km north of Bangkok and 19 km south of Chiang Mai.HistoryLamphun was founded by Queen Chama Thevi as the capital of the Haripunchai Kingdom, the last and most northerly Mon kingdom in the area which now forms Thailand. Around 25 km south of Chiang Mai, it was constructed in the shape of a conch shell, following the Khuang River on its east side and divided by moats at the remaining points of the compass.Queen Chama Thevi is remembered in the wat of her name, which is said to be the resting place of her ashes. Near the town's main morning market in the south-west of the city is a statue of the queen at which offerings are still made today by citizens.While still living in the north King Mangrai was visited by some merchants from the Mon Kingdom, and hearing of the wealth of Lamphun he determined to conquer it, even against the advice of his councillors.As it was deemed impossible to take the city by force, he sent a skillful merchant called Ai Fa to gain the confidence of the King Yi Ba, and in time he became the chief minister and managed to undermine the king's authority.
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Religious Site
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Wat Kukut
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wat Chamthewi Temple (Wat Ku Kut)
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wat San Pa Yang Luang
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Lamphun

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Scenic Walking Area
Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Inthanon National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Elephant Special Tours Chiang Mai Province
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Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community Mae Wang
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Duration: 2 hours
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Thai Elephant Conservation Center Lampang
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Lamphun

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Monument
Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wat Doi Ti
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Wat Phra Yuen
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Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Wat Mahawan Woramahawihan
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Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Lamphun

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Religious Site
Ku Chang-Ku Ma
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Wat Pratat Doitae
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Lamphun

Flea Market
Chiangmai Flea Market
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Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Lamphun

Specialty Museum
Lumphun Community Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

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