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 some 670 kilometres from Bangkok and only 26
kilometres from Chiang Mai. Located on the bank of the Kuang River, its
attractions include ancient sites and relics as well as forests and mountains
and delightful lakes. Lamphun is the most famous producer of longans.
travel information for lamphun
From Bangkok, take Highway No. 1 to Nakhon Sawan via Sing Buri and Chai Nat,
then turn into Highway No. 11 and proceed to Lamphun, a total distance of 670
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses departs from
Bangkoks Mochit 2 Bus Terminal to Lamphun daily. Travelling time is about 9
hours. Call 0 2936 0852-66 or visit
more information. Indra Tour which is a private bus company also operate
air-conditioned bus to Lamphun. Call 0 2208 0840 for information.
Trains leave Bangkoks Hua Lamphong Raialway Station every day.
Call 1690 for more information.
Visitors can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then connect a
Chiang Mai-Lamphun bus which leave Chang Phueak Bus Station every 15 minutes.
Travelling time from Chiang Mai to Lamphun is 45 minutes.
Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
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