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Lampang : Tour classic town with hours carriage
One of the charming cities of horse drawn carriages in the north of Thailand is Lampang province. This province is located on the bank of Wang river (Mae Nam Wang). It’s north far way from Bangkok around 600 kilometers at the junction of highways between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.
Lampang has two unique features, One is the sole Thai town where is still using colourful horse drawn carriages in terms of urban transport in daily life. Another, claims to have the only one training school in the world for baby elephants. Both attractions can attract lots of Thai and foreign visitors to come and visit.
Most visitors usually come to see the Thailand Elephant Conservation Center as a must-see attraction, before going on to Chiang Mai and other provinces farther north. Thailand Elephant Conservation Center is the oldest and only government sponsored elephant center in Thailand, where there are the King’s white elephants live in. Visitors can learn about elephants, and enjoy elephant demonstrations here. However, many visitors are willing to spend more time in the old and charming provincial capital. Lampang is full of archaeological evidences from the kingdoms of Hariphunchai, Lanna, and Burma due to its long history of human settlements along the Wang River, some of which date back for over 1,000 years.
It is fun to explore the charming town which features a number of beautiful old temples, especially Wat Phra That Lampang Luang which is showing a remarkable artful heritage and the great wisdom of Lanna culture. The rooster statue in the centre of town which you'll certainly pass by on the horse carriage tour. This town is home to some outstanding guesthouses that you can enjoy your cozy staying, relaxing riverside bars and restaurants, or refreshing yourself with an excellent herbal massage spot.
Book your trip to Lampang once, you’ll be surprised by the charming and unique town with friendly local people. Let laid back in the province of Lampang!