By train the journey from Bangkok to Lamphun is scheduled to take between 10 hours 34 minutes and 13 hours 58 minutes depending upon which train you take.
Train timetable: Bangkok to Lamphun
Click on the Bangkok – Lamphun link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Lamphun ฿ 1,063–1,832 11h 30m – 13h 48m|
Bangkok Railway Station
Bangkok train station is located at Rong Mueang Rd, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330.
Lamphun Railway Station
Lamphun train station is located at Nai Mueang, Mueang Lamphun District, Lamphun 51000.
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun
Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is a large Buddhist temple in the centre of Lamphun which dates back to 1150. The temple was established by the then ruler of the Hariphunchai Kingdom on the site where it is believed that the first ruler of the Hariphunchai Dynasty established her palace in the 8th Century. The Hariphunchai Kingdom was the longest surviving part of the Dvaravati Empire which ruled over much of Thailand from the 7th Century to 11th Century. The Dvaravati culture was heavily influenced by Indian culture and the Dvaravati people were instrumental in bringing Buddhism to Thailand. Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is notable for its mix of Lanna and Dvaravati styles of architecture, in particular its pyramid shaped chedi which coexists with the traditional Lanna style golden chedi in the centre of the temple complex.
The other notable thing about Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is the large number of temple buildings and the wide range of artefacts. In addition to the two large chedi Wat Phra That Hariphunchai there are five prayer halls (also known as viharn) and one very beautiful traditional Lanna style library. Wat Phra That Hariphunchai also has an on-site museum displaying artefacts found at the temple. Wat Phra That Hariphunchai is open to visitors every day from 06:00 to 18:00 and for foreign visitors there is an entrance fee 20 THB.