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Lampang is about 600 km from Bangkok. The city is an important highway hub, with a 4-lane divided highways link to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, as well as major highway to Phrae and eastern Lanna provinces. Lampang is a major stop for the Chiang Mai - bound train, about ten hours from Bangkok. Lampang Airport is currently served by Bangkok Airways, which operate daily  flights to Bangkok via Sukhothai

While Lampang is a major northern city well - served by road, rail, and air transportation, it has been spared from mass tourism which has altered the character of nearby cities such as Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

Tourists typically stop by for lunch and visit the more famous attractions such as Wat Phra That Lampang Luang and the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre and then proceed to points further north such as Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. Less well - known tourist attractions in Lampang are thus mostly visited by locals. Among these are the Wang Kaeo waterfall and the Chae Son National Park, a compact yet charming park which combines a natural hot springs with large waterfalls.

Many temples in downtown Lampang were built in the Burmese style, originally endowed by the logging tycoons of the late-19th century. Wat Si Bun Rueang, Wat Si Chum and Wat Pa Fang are among the extant examples. Nine of the 31 remaining Burmese - style temples in Thailand are located in Lampang. Traditional Lanna architecture can be found at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, which situated at the site of the ancient Lampang city.

It is famous for its murals from the 19th century. The city seal features a white rooster in the temple's gate. Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao, on the West Bank of the Wang River, is said to have housed the Emerald Buddha between 1436 and 1468. Wat Phra That Chedi Sao ( The Temple of Twenty Chedi's ) is famous for its array of 20 pagodas.

Other temples of some renown includes Wat Phra That Chom Ping and Wat Lai Hin both in the Ko Kha district.Mae Mo mine is a vast open pit lignite mine in the Mae Mo basin. The mine and the adjoining power generation facilities are operated by  EGAT; the power station is a major source of electric power for Thailand.

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