THAILAND: Lush and lavish in Lampang

From hot springs to beautiful forests and a national park, there is much to see in this northern province.

When talking about Lampang, images of vibrant ceramic arts, horse-drawn carriages and elephants come to mind. Though downtown Lampang and its surroundings have long been famous destinations, its Northern region remains off the beaten track and worthy of exploration.

Perched high on a mountain, Wat Chalerm Phrakiat Phra Chom Klao Rachanusorn, in Chae Hom district, offers an impressive panoramic view, though you have to ride a shuttle bus along a steep road to the foot of the mountain and climb iron stairs for another kilometre. From the temple, which was built to commemorate the 200th anniversary of King Rama IV, you get a bird’s eyes view of the vast rice paddies  of Chae Hom and Muang Pan districts.

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