Renowned for elephants, horse-drawn carriages, stands of teak wood forests, and a high concentration of Burmese temples, Lampang is a beautiful destination for those on luxury tours of Thailand.
Having largely resisted the introduction of automobiles to its streets, the main method of transportation for visitors on Thailand tours in the city is the horse-drawn carriages that have been part of the area’s culture for centuries. Steered by Stetson-wearing drivers, the carriages are often beautifully painted and decorated with flowers.
Guests can enjoy riverside restaurants, relax in wonderful spas and massage centers, and enjoy the splendid temples - many of which were built from the local stands of teak by lumber barons.
Visitors on luxury tours in Thailand can also easily access the Thai Elephant Conservation Center to ride and watch the animals perform a variety of activities like painting, and visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, which is said to contain a relic from the ashes of Buddha.
Best Time to Visit Lampang:
The heaviest rainfall comes to Lampang in August and September, which makes booking and planning Thailand luxury tours easy this time of year.
The hottest weather comes in April, but generally the area is fairly cool for the region making it a great stop for tours of Thailand year-round.
How to get to Lampang:
About halfway between Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son near the Northern Thai border, Pai is easily accessed by private vehicle using a well paved road.
Pai’s wealth of activities mean there’s something for everyone to enjoy on a tour of Thailand in this scenic mountain town, but it is access to the wonderfully rejuvenating baths at the Pai Hotsprings Spa Resort that encourages many visitors to stay longer than initially planned.
Western wear is appropriate in the locale, but visitors should dress appropriately with comfortable shoes if they choose to partake in any of the multitude of outdoor activities available.
If your day brings you to any of the area’s temples or holy sites, clothing should cover your arms, legs, and shoulders as a sign of respect.