By train between it takes between 9 and 12 hours to travel from Bangkok to Lampang.
Timetable: Bangkok to Lampang
Click on the Bangkok – Lampang link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Lampang ฿ 854–1,553 9h – 11h 51m|
Bangkok Railway Station
Bangkok’a main train station is Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok’s China Town area.
Lampang Railway Station
Lampang train station is located at Sop Tui, Mueang Lampang District, Lampang 52100.
Located 100 km to the south east of Chiang Mai, Lampang is the third largest largest city in Thailand’s Northern region with a population of around 60,000 permanent residents. Lampang gets relatively few visitors in comparison to the better known tourist destinations in the North such as Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. There are certainly less things of interest to do and see in Lampang compared to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai but nonetheless Lampang does have its own character and the absence of large number of tourists makes the city a pleasant place, and it also keeps prices low.
In Lampang itself the main points of interest are clustered around the riverside in the city’s Old Quarter. A popular way to travel around the Old Quarter is hire a horse and carriage, a form of transport which Lampang is famous for. If you plan to tour the city centre then the following destinations should be included in your itinerary:
- Kad Kong Ta Street Market: A market on a street running parallel to the Wang River which lots of old wooden buildings. The market features lots of traditional foods and products associated with Lampang.
- Wat Pratu Pong: Ornate small wooden temple built in a classic Lanna style.
- Baan Sao Nak: Wooden house built in the late 19th Century feature both Nothern Thai and Burmese design influences. The house has been opened as a museum.
- Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao: 15th Century temple which once housed the famous Emerald Buddha statue that now resides in Bangkok. The temple feature both Lanna and Burmese architectural styles.