is one of the provinces of Thailand in the Northern Region. It is bordered by Chiang Mai Province
to the north, Lampang Province
to the east and Tak Province
to the south. The province covers 4,506 sq km (1,740 sq mi) and has a population of 404,000 people (2012 estimate), ranking it 49th and 48th in terms of size and population, out of a total of 76 provinces.
The main geographic feature of Lamphun Province is the Ping River, one of the rivers that form the Chao Phraya River
. The province is surrounded by mountain ranges, with the Thanon Thong Chai Range to the west and the Khun Tan Range to the east.
Lamphun Province is the location of the ancient city of Haripunchai, which was the northernmost city of the Mon kingdom of the Dvaravati period. The city is where modern-day Lamphun is located. It was captured by King Mengrai of the Lanna Kingdom in 1281. It also came under Burmese rule over two centuries before coming under the rule of neighbouring Lampang, which was a vassal state to the Kingdom of Siam.
Lamphun became a separate province in the late 19th century, with the provincial capital being Mueang Lamphun (Lamphun Town). The province is divided into 8 districts or amphoe
. Apart from Mueang Lamphun, the other amphoe are Mae Tha, Ban Hong, Li, Thung Hua Cang, Pa Sang, Ban Thi and Wiang Nong Long. The districts are subdivided into 51 subdistricts or tambon
and 551 villages or muban
Places of Interest in Lamphun Province
- Ban Hong
- Ban Nong Chang Khun
- Chedi Ha Duang
- Haripunchai National Museum
- Ku Chang-Ku Mah Chedi
- Mae Ping National Park
- Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue
- Suthewa Ruesi Statue
- Tham Luang Pha Wiang
- Wat Chamthewi
- Wat Mahawan
- Wat Phra Bat Huai Tom
- Wat Phra Phutthabat Tak Pha
- Wat Phra That Haripunchai
- Wat Phra Yuen
Local Crafts and Products
- Cotton Fabric
- Pha Mai Yok Dok
- Wood Carvings
Festivals in Lamphun Province
- Song Nam Phra That Haripunchai
Visiting Thailand? Find your accommodation here
Compare room rates from different hotel booking sites and choose the best for your visit to Thailand!
If you're travelling somewhere, look for accommodation using the Search Hotel engine below. It helps you find the online booking site that offers the best rates for the room you want.
Hire a car
| Our Recipes
| Facebook Posts
| Just Curious
| Not In The Dictionary
| Our Flowering Garden
My YouTube Videos
Check out my YouTube Channel
and don't forget to subscribe!
Provinces of Thailand
Let me take you to explore Thailand, province by province. The map below shows you all the provinces of the kingdom. Click on each of them for the details.
About Timothy Tye
Welcome to my website, Discover with Timothy Tye
. I started it in 2003 to freely share information about places. Today it has close to thirty thousand pages. I have been writing this website full time since 1 November 2007, and continue to do so as a means to satisfy my curiosity about the world around me. I am happy if the information I have assembled is useful to you. Please follow me on Facebook
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News
to those who need it all over the world. If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form
. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook
Malaysia Travel Tips!
My Malaysia Travel Tips
has useful information on every state in Malaysia (Johor
, Negeri Sembilan
) and every major city and destination (Kuala Lumpur
, Johor Bahru
, Cameron Highlands
, Kota Kinabalu
, Alor Setar
, Petaling Jaya
, Kota Bharu
, Kuala Terengganu
) and hundreds of smaller towns.
Singapore Travel Tips!
In addition to covering Malaysia, I have created the travel tips for Singapore. Please visit my Singapore Travel Tips
for browse through the pages there.
This website is hosted on Bluehost
, one of the biggest web hosting companies in the world.
Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye
. All Rights Reserved.