In the middle of July 2009 we went for a daytrip to the capital of the Lamphun province in north Thailand. We rent a motorbike in Chiang Mai to travel to this peaceful city names Lamphun. Here living about 15000 habitats. The town in the north of this beautiful Kingdom is famous for old and historical Buddhist temples. The most traveler and tourist who stay in Lamphun visit the Wat Phra That Hariphunchai and the Wat Chama Thewi Temple from the 12th century. When we arrived we had a traditional Thai breakfast in a cozy Restaurant. After breakfast we travel to the Wat Phra Yuen temple who is build in the 7th century by Queen Chamthewi, the first ruler of Hariphunchai, the former name of Lamphun, after she ruled for eight years. Some historians believe that King Amikaraj of Hariphunchai build this temple around 700 years before.
However, this Buddhist monument in north Thailand is for me one of the highlights of Lampun. Here on this peaceful place you can find some lonely moments to relax and meditate. After we went to the Chama Thewi Temple. In the afternoon we drove back to Chiang Mai. On the way we stopped at Lotus Tesco for shopping and catch some food. The best way to come here from Chiang Mai is the bus. From Thailand’s Capital Bangkok you can take the night train which stops direct in Lamphun. In the center of this city in Thailand you will find many options to stay. A good option is the Da Lha Resort near the center. Take a look in your travel guide or contact a TAT booking office for more information’s about Lamphun in Southeast Asia.
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