Take a tour to the neightboring city of Lamphun in the South where you can discover the ancient Mon-style temple of Wat Prathat Hariphunchai and Wat Jammathevee. Visit a cotton-weaving village of Pasang.
Tour Code: CNXOPT-09
Departure: Every Day
Destination: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: Half Day
Tour Session: Morning, Afternoon
08:30 - Leave from the hotel in Chiang Mai towards the southern part (26 kms). Lamphun or Hariphunchai is an ancient Mon empire founded in 660 A.D. and is the oldest existing city in the kingdom.
09:00 As you enter the city, the remnants of the old fortified city walls and the surrounding moat, constructed in the 16th century, are still evident.
09:30 Make a first stop at the principal temple of the province, Wat Prathat Hariphunchai, a Royal Temple built in 897 by a King of Lamphun. The temple is notably with a massive 51m Golden Pagoda enshrines the authentic relic of the Lord Buddha from India. In the same compound there’re Buddha Footprint, Teak Wood Library which houses many ancient Pali Scripts as well as an old Lanna Style Chedi and a huge call-to-prayer Gong.
10:30 Visit Wat Jammathevee, named after Queen Jammathevee the first ruler of Haripunchai or very well known among local people as “Wat Ku Kut” meaning the Chedi that has no top due to the lightning strike.
11:00 Proceed to Pa Sang village, a community of Cotton Weaving Industry.
11:20 View around the village seeing how cotton is woven by means of a traditional type of wooden loom also enjoy purchasing fine quality cotton which’s a good souvenir from Lamphun.
12:30 Return to Chiang Mai.
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