The journey by bus from Chiang Rai to Lampang is scheduled to take 4 hours 40 minutes. There are no direct rail or air links between Chiang Rai and Lampang, although you could travel by bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai and then take a train from Chiang Mai to Lampang.
Bus Timetable from Chiang Rai to Lampang
- Click on the Chiang Rai – Lampang link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Chiang Rai
Bus services to Lampang depart from Chiang Rai Bus Terminal 1, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000.
Bus Stop in Lampang
Bus services from Chiang Rai terminate at Lampang Bus Terminal, Jant Surin, Tambon Phrabat, Amphoe Mueang Lampang, Chang Wat Lampang 52000.
About Baan Sao Nak in Lampang
Baan Sao Nak in Lampang town is a teak house built in 1895 as a private home which has now been opened as a museum. The name ‘Baan Sao Nak’ is a descriptive name given to the house at a much later date and means the House of Many Pillars. The building is supported by 116 thick teak wood pillars. The interiors of the house are filled with antique furniture and old pictures of the house, its former residents and of Lampang over the last 100 years.
A visit to Baan Sao Nak provides an interesting insight to how people, albeit very wealthy people, lived at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century. Baan Sao Nak was built before fans or air-conditioning were widely available and it has a light and airy feel to it with high ceilings and excellent natural ventilation.
Baan Sao Nak is open to visitors every day from 09:00 to 17:00 and admission for foreign visitors costs 50 THB per adult, with children allowed in for free. Admission includes a fruit drink and one of Lampang’s famous rice cakes.