This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Lampang. To help you make friends with Lampang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Lampang is the third-biggest city in the north of Thailand, known for its beautiful temples and the elephant conservation center. Lampang is also the capital of the province of the same name, and it's the perfect place to visit if you like places that aren't too touristic yet maintain their roots. You can visit Lampang on your own (catch a bus from Chiang Mai or a train from Chiang Mai or Bangkok) or join a tour.
During your stay in Lampang, you shouldn’t miss these landmarks -- Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Wat Si Rong Mueng, and the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (here, you can ride elephants and learn more about caring for and controlling these animals through a program of three days). At night, you should go to the pedestrian street, northeast of the clocktower, to have a nice meal -– a lot of local and cheap food is served here.
During your trip, take a few days to visit the north area of Thailand -- Chiang Mai (only a hundred kilometers away) and Chiang Rai. These cities have a lot to offer for every taste -- trekking, elephant riding, mountain and rock climbing, and cultural experiences.
There are not so many hostels in Lampang, so you need to book your accommodation in advance. Lampang's hostels are quite simple, in a traditional style, and best of all, budget friendly.
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