Citylife, along with other media in Chiang Mai, was invited to join the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai (TAT) and the Thailand Travel Agents Association (TTAA-Northern Chapter) on a fun one day train trip and we can’t recommend it enough.
For one full day, Chiang Mai’s beleaguered media were treated to fun, food and a general great time in what is now a one-day tour programme you too can go on for 699 baht. We met at the Chiang Mai train station, taking the lovely slow train towards Khun Tarn, stopping off at the pretty Lamphun and Tha Chompoo stations along the way.
If you haven’t been on the train, you really must. It is a beautiful ride. On arrival in Lampang, we visited the century old viharn of a teak Burmese temple, Wat Sri Rong Muang, which was worth the trip alone.
We then headed to Wat Tha Ma-o community, taking the local tram, for lunch. There were many temples and shops in the area to keep us busy and we also got to visit Louis Leonowens, the son of Anna, from The King and I fame.
Of course, no trip to Lampang is complete without a visit to a ceramics factory, and we got to buy some iconic chicken design noodle bowls to bring home as souvenirs, before visiting the Dhanabadee Ceramics Museum for a bit of history.
Before heading home, we stopped off at the Saen Duang Lantern Festival in Lamphun where tens of thousands of lanterns have been strung up at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai temple, a festival well worth visiting.
Fancy a fun and fabulous day out? These trips are available on the 11th, 18th and 25th of October only, for 699 baht.
For more information contact 0 5422 2214 or visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lampang.tourism