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LAMPANG<♦>
          This province covers an area of 12,534 square kilometres. The provincial capital is approximately 100 kilometres south of Chiangmai and 600 kilometres north of Bangkok. 
          Lampang enjoys fame as the only thai provincial capital in which horse-drawn carriages are an everyday mode of transport.

     
 
 
Elephant Camp.
          Elephant Conservation Centre some 35 kilometres north of the provincial capital. Each year, generally during February, the centre organises a fund-raising Elephant Satoke Fair. The provincial capital contains serveral Burmese style temples of note.

 
     

  
 
Wat phrathat Lampang Luang.
          Lampang's oldest temple, Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, entirely rebuilt during the 1500s, is believed to be the sole remaining part of a fortressed city that thrived more than a millennium ago, and which was probably founded by Queen Chamma Thewi of the neighbouring Hariphunchai kingdom. The Queen is believed to have had two sons, one of whom became the king of Lamphun, the other the king of lampang. The temple is considered to be one of the finest examples of northern Thai religious architecture and contains fine examples of noetgern wood-carving.
 
       
 
The Kiu Lom Dum.
          The Kiu Lom Dum, some 38 kilometres from the provincial capital on the Lampang Ngao Highway, has a scenic reservoir with bungalow and raft acommodation.

       
 
 




 
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