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Historical Background continued

The Lanna Period: From the 19th – 21st Centuries B.E. During the reign of King Mengrai, the Central Administration was shifted to Chiang Mai whereas Haripunchai became a religious centre. Therefore, Buddhism was well established and continued to prosper in the area. Early Rattanakosin Period: From the 24th – 25th Century B.E. A series of wars with Burma and Lan Na took place. People had to flee into the jungles deserting the city until King Kawila of Chiang Mai appointed his younger brother, Phraya Burirat ( Khamfan ) to be the ruler of Lamphun and recruited the Yong ethnic people to settle along the Mae Kwuang, Mae Ping and Mae Tha Rivers. The Yong brought with them a unique culture, art and craftsmen. It was a peaceful period. Reformation Period: A great reformation took place with the abolishment of the city ruler system and the appointment of a governor by the Siam government. Several neighbouring towns were combined into the province. The northern railway was constructed.

Agricultural products:

Longans are mostly grown in Pa Sang, Li and Ban Hong; garlic is mostly grown in Li, Pa Sang and Ban Hong; shallots are grown in Ban Hong, Li and Pa Sang; vegetables are grown in the Mueang and Ban Hong Districts. Lamphun is a major vegetable producing area in the north. Part of the products are supplied to food processing factories and the rest are sold in Chiang Mai, Lampang, Bangkok, Nakhon Sawan, etc.


Hand-woven cotton is produced in all districts as a supplementary profession when free from farming. A well-known production place is in Pa Sang in Ban Nong-Ngueak, Mu 5, Tambon Mae Raeng. The cotton cloth can be made into tube skirts and other types of ready-made clothes as well as some kinds of home accessories like tablecloths, place mats and coaster. The major markets are Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Lamphun is also famous as the home of silk weaving of a unique design known as “Yok dok” ( raised flower pattern ), especially at Pensiri Silk Factory. The factory has preserved and modified old patterns using skilled craftsmen. Woodcarving is another popular product in Mae Tha District, mostly made from memosa wood carved into human and animal figures and made into home utensils and decorative items. There are a few ceramics factories in Lamphun as well. Their products are sold locally and are exported bringing in a lager sum of revenue. Most are household items and ornaments with ancient designs well-liked by foreign customers.

Industrial Products:

These are produced in the Northern Industrial Estate and the Private Industrial Park of Sahapattana Inter Holding Limited ( Public ) Company. They are mainly electronic parts, food and beverages, agricultural processed products, jewelry and gems, leather goods and ready - made clothes.

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