Thailand

Lost Lamphun: Ancient Heritage Experience (from Chiang Mai City)

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

  • Wander around one of Thailand’s oldest cities
  • Soak up the scenic drive from Chiang Mai
  • Explore the famous Wat Haripoonchai, one of the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand
  • Visit Pasang village, famous for its high quality silk and cotton

tour details

Stories and tales dating back more than 1,400 years refer to the ancient Mon Kingdom of Hariphunchai. Today, the capital of Lamphun still retains its enchanting ambience of a small but old community. Only 26 kilometres from Chiang Mai and located on the banks of the Kuang River, Lamphun has numerous ancient sites, relics, forests, mountains and lakes. On this tour you’ll visit many historical sites including Wat Haripoonchai, considered one of the most sacred and venerated monuments in the north. Here you can admire the intricately lacquered doors, some of the largest bronze gongs in the world, and two unforgettable bronze Buddha images. On the return trip back to your Chiang Mai hotel, you’ll stop in the village of Pasang, famous for its high quality silk and cotton products.

Pick up & Drop off at Chiang Mai city

tour description

Legend handed down for more than 1,400 years refer to this ancient town as Hariphunchai. Its first ruler was Queen Chamthewi who was of Mon extraction. In late 12th century, King Mengrai overran the town and subsequently integrated it into the Lanna Kingdom. Today, Lamphun still retain its enchanting ambience of a small but old community. It is only 26 kilometers from Chiang Mai, located on the bank of the Kuang River and its attractions include ancient sites and relics as well as forests and mountains and delightful lakes. Visit Wat Haripoonchai, considered one of the most sacred monuments in the north. Admire the intricately lacquered doors, the bronze gongs, which are among the largest in the world and two fine Buddha images in bronze. On the return trip to Chiang Mai, visit the village of Pasang, noted for its high quality silk and cotton weaving.

includes

Transfer included: Yes, Daily from Chiang Mai city hotels

    excludes

    Meals included: None
      Tour code: CNXITLHT1

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