By bus it takes 17 hours to travel from Ubon Ratchathani to Lampang. The alternative to travelling by road is to take a train from Ubon Ratchathani to Ayutthaya, and then another train from Ayutthaya to Lampang
Bus Timetable: Ubon Ratchathani to Lampang
Click on the Ubon Ratchathani to Lampang link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Ubon Ratchathani - Lampang ฿ 819 17h|
Bus Stop in Ubon Ratchathani
Bus services to Lampang depart from Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal, Kham Yai, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District, Ubon Ratchathani 34000.
Arrival in Lampang
Bus services from Ubon Ratchathani terminate at Lampang Bus Terminal, Jant Surin, Tambon Phrabat, Amphoe Mueang Lampang, Chang Wat Lampang 52000.
About Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao
Wat Phra Kew Don Tao is one of the most important temples in Lampang Town. The temple is famous for having housed the Emerald Buddha statue from 1434 to 1468. The Emerald Buddha Statue, which is now located in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok, is one of the most important Buddha statues in South East Asia and has also resided in Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang in Laos, before being brought to Bangkok. The legend is the statue ended up in Lampang by accident because the elephant carrying the image from Chaing Rai to Chiang Mai refused to go to Chiang Mai and walked towards Lampang instead.
Wat Phra Kew Don Tao is believed to have been founded in the late 14th or early 15th Century on the site of an earlier temple built in the 7th Century. The 50 metre high chedi in the grounds of the temple is believed to have been built on top of a smaller chedi which was part of the earlier temple, and that it contained a hair from the Lord Buddha. The other building of particular interest at Wat Phra Kew Don Tao is the Burmese style pagoda completed in 1909, the construction of which was funded by Burmese teak traders who were resident in the city.