Day trip

From Chiang Mai: Lamphun and Lampang Temples Tour

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Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From Chiang Mai: Lamphun and Lampang Temples Tour

Activity provider: TripGuru Thailand

From US$ 39 per person

Go off the beaten track on a full-day tour from Chiang Mai. Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang and see the 9th-century Phrathat Hariphunchai Temple and Lawo-style Jamdevi temple. Ride a horse cart through the town.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Free pick-up areas for Private Tour: Areas within 10km radius from the Tha Pae Gate (Chiang Mai city area), including the central city of Chiang Mai and the surrounding areas of the Old City Wall in Chiang Mai, Chang Klan Road, Thapae Road, Wualai Road in zones of the Night Bazaar, Ton Lam Yai Market and Kad Luang. Meeting Point: If your hotel is outside the free pickup area, the designated meeting point is the Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old City, in front of McDonalds. Your tour guide will be holding a TripGuru sign waiting for you.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a beautiful 13th-century Lanna-style Buddhist temple
  • Ride a horse cart through the town of Lampang, a unique way of seeing the local temples and markets
  • See the 9th-century Phrathat Hariphunchai Temple and Lawo-style Jamdevi temple
  • Set off on an alternative day trip to the less-crowded sites of Lamphun and Lampang
  • Benefit from a round-trip hotel transfer from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center
Full description
Begin with complimentary hotel pickup from Chiang Mai for a day spent in the less-crowded historical cities of Lamphun and Lampang. The tour's first stop is Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, said to be one of the best examples of Lanna-style architecture in the country. The temple complex houses a historical museum, massive brick gate, intricately-painted viharas, a sand-filled courtyard, bronze and copper stupas, all in a tranquil setting. Next, choose to jump on a horse cart — after all, Lampang is known throughout Thailand as "Horse Cart City." It is the only town in the country where these carriages are still found. A 15 to 30-minute tour around town will take you along the Wang River or past the city's quintessential sights. After lunch, head to Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a fantastic 9th-century temple complex by the river. Said to be Lamphun’s largest, oldest, and most attractive temple compound, Hariphunchai Temple got its name from the Mon Kingdom city that ruled this part of northern Thailand from the 9th to 13th centuries. The final stop is Wat Chammathewi Temple, home to a stupa surrounded by arches holding 60 Buddha statues; Queen Chama Devi’s ashes are said to be found inside. The unusual square "stepped pyramid" pagoda is the oldest surviving example of its kind from the Dvaravati period, the family of which ruled much of Thailand from the 6th to 11th centuries. After the day is completed, relax on a transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Chiang Mai city center
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry to Lampang Luang Temple
  • Entry to Hariphun Chai Temple
  • Drinking water
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Horse-cart ride at 500 THB for a two-person cart

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What to bring

  • Water
  • Cash
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Know before you go

  • Exact pickup time depends on your location. Your driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5

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I was contacted one day before the tour and the communication is clear and effective. This tour brought us to a more quiet area and the temples there were almost empty (just us visiting). A MUST join if you want to escape from the crowd. The temples are amazing and beautiful and I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there. The tour guide is very friendly and he also brought us to a local market that wasn't in the itinerary. The overall experience is really good. One thing for improvement is that the tour guide can explain a bit more about the history of the place because this place is not as popular as chiang mai and it's good to know more about the place, not just the temples.

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December 30, 2019

With 4 temples visited, Everything is great

September 3, 2022

Nong was an accommodating an knowledgeable guide

January 27, 2020

Product ID: 318538