8.31.2008

North of Thailand - LAMPANG


General Information


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

By Car

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.


By Bus

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.


By Train

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.
Ngao 83 kms.
Ko Kha 15 kms.
Mae Tha 27 kms.
Hang Chat 46 kms.
Soem Ngam 39 kms.
Mae Mo 40 kms.
Thoen 96 kms.
Sop Phrap 54 kms.
Mae Phrik 125 kms.



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1 comment:

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