Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial emblem, Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements on the Wang River basin, some of which dating back to more than 1,000 years. It is rich in archaeological evidence reflecting ancient civilisations of Hariphunchai, Lanna and Burma.
Lampang is administratively divided into the following districts: Muang, Thoen, Mae Phrik, Ngao, Ko Kha, Wang Nuea, Mae Tha, Chae Hom, Sop Prap, Seom Ngam, Hang Chat, Mae Mo and Mueang Pan
How to get there
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 and Highway No. 32 to Nakhon Sawan via Sing Buri, Chai Nat, then turn into Highway No. 1 again to go to Lampang via Kamphaeng Phet and Tak, a total distance of 599 kilometres.
Transport Co. Ltd. operates both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned bus to Lampang. Buses leave Bangkok's Mochit s Bus Terminal daily. Other private bus companies are such as Wiriya Tour, Tel: 0 2936 2827 and New Wiriya Tour Tel: 0 2936 2205-6.
Regular trains depart from Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station to Lampang daily. Call 1690 or visit www.railway.co.th for more information.
Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
|Wang Nuea||107 kms.|
|Chae Hom||52 kms.|
|Ko Kha||15 kms.|
|Mae Tha||27 kms.|
|Hang Chat||46 kms.|
|Soem Ngam||39 kms.|
|Mae Mo||40 kms.|
|Sop Phrap||54 kms.|
|Mae Phrik||125 kms.|
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