This historic town in the north of Thailand is known for its quaint streets and horse-drawn carriages. Travelers use this quiet area on the bank of the Wang River as a convenient jumping point for trips throughout the region, but it’s also worth exploring.
Visit the National Elephant Institute to learn more about the care and protection of some of the country’s largest mammals or head to the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang to check out traditional Lanna architecture. Travelers love the popular Gad Gong Tha weekend night market, and it’s impossible to leave this scenic town without experiencing the pleasure of a traditional Lampang carriage ride.
Lampang is accessible via the northern railway line between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The trip can take upwards of 12 hours. It is also accessible via bus from the Arcade station, with trips usually taking less than two hours.