Located in Lampang's Chae Hom district, this chedi is part of the Chalermprakiat Temple on Pu Yak mountain. Incredible as it looks, it's off the radar for most tourists.
Starry night —
Different angle, different time of day. Chalermprakiat Temple is a photographer's dream subject.
Mae Kae waterfall —
There are about a dozen waterfalls in the province of Lampang, such as the multi-tiered Mae Kae. Located in the provincial district of Ngao, it's about an hour from the main city of Lampang.
Wat Mon Chamsin —
Lampang was part of the Lanna Kingdom, which was located in present-day northern Thailand from the 13th to 18th centuries. The city is famous for its many historic wats (temples), such as Lampang's Wat Mon Chamsin (pictured).
Unique experiences —
Lampang's Elephant Conservation Center was founded in 1993 and offers daily mahout (elephant trainer) sessions for tourists.
Meeting point —
The Lampang Clock Tower is the focal point of the city, which has a population of about 230,000. It's a popular base for travelers.
Hang Chat —
A fisherman tries his luck in a watery rice paddy in Lampang's Hang Chat district.
Night Market —
Every Saturday and Sunday from 5-10 p.m., Lampang's Kad Kong Ta Walking Street transforms into a foodie paradise.
Historic ties —
Many of Lampang's temples, such as Wat Mon Chamsin, retain their early Burmese influences.
The White Bridge —
Lampang's Ratsadaphisek Bridge -- often referred to simply as Saphan Khao, or "White Bridge" -- was named in honor of the 40th anniversary of King Rama V's reign. It crosses the city's Wang River.
'Rooster bowls' —
Found in restaurants and homes all over Thailand, ubiquitous "rooster bowls" are actually made in Lampang, which is famous for its ceramics. The rooster is the town's mascot, and can be found all over the city.
Prehistoric paintings —
Located about 50 kilometers north of Lampang city, these prehistoric paintings on the face of Pratu Pha (Cliff's Gate) are believed to have been created 2,000-3,000 years ago.
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang —
The Temple of Lampang's Great Buddha Relic is about 20 kilometers outside of the city and is believed to house several Buddha artifacts. One of the province's best examples of Lanna architecture and design, its origins date to the 11th-12th century.
Kiu Lom Dam —
A floating restaurant on the reservoir at Lampang's Kiu Lom Dam, located about 38 kilometers from the city. Visitors can also stay overnight on rafts and rent kayaks on the shore.