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Lamphun is one of the northern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Chiang Mai, Lampang and Tak.

Lamphun is located in the river valley of the Ping River. It is surrounded by mountain chains, with the Thanon Thong Chai Range in the west and the Khun Tan Range in the east of the province.

It is some 670 kilometres from Bangkok and only 26 kilometres from Chiang Mai.


Under its old name of Haripunchai, Lamphun was the northernmost city of the Mon kingdom of the Dvaravati period, and also the last to fall to the Thai. In the late 12th century it came under siege from the Khmer, but did not fall. However in 1281 King Mengrai of Lanna finally seized the city, and made it part of his kingdom.


After  Burmese expansion in the sixteenth century, Lamphun was also under Burmese rule for two centuries. In the eighteenth century, with the rise of Thonburi and Bangkok against Burmese rule, local leaders from Lampang agreed to be their allies. Lamphun was finally free from the Burmese and ruled by relative of Lampang's leader, gaining vassal status from Bangkok. Eventually after the administrative reform of Bangkok government in late nineteenth century, Lamphun became a part, as a province, of Siam or late Kingdom of Thailand.


The provincial seal shows the temple Wat Phra That Haripunchai, which was already the main temple of the city Lamphun during the Mon times. The gold - covered Chedi is said to contain a relic of Buddha.


The provincial flower is the Flame of the Forest ( Butea monosperma ), and the provincial tree is the Rain Tree ( Samanea saman ).


Administrative divisions

The province is sub divided in eight districts ( Amphoe ). These are further sub divided into 51 sub districts

( Tambon ) and 551 villages ( Muban ).

1).   Mueang Lamphun   2).   Mae Tha   3).   Ban Hong   4) .  Li   5).   Thung Hua Chang   

6).   Pa Sang   7).   Ban Thi   8).   Wiang Nong Long


Lamphun Province, Page 1, Lamphun is one of the northern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Chiang Mai, Lampang and Tak, History of Lamphun.
Lamphun Province, Page 1, Lamphun is one of the northern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Chiang Mai, Lampang and Tak, History of Lamphun.
Lamphun Province, Page 1, Lamphun is one of the northern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Chiang Mai, Lampang and Tak, History of Lamphun.

Lamphun Province, Map of Lamphun, Seal of Lamphun, Districts of Lamphun