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Old capital Lampang – New star of Thai tourism

Lampang, located in the North, is not only known as the new star of Thai tourism with vibrant ceramic art village, horse carriages, elephants performing skillful art such as painting, soccer,… but here are many other interesting things to attract visitors.

Destinations in northern Thailand such as Ngao, Chae Hom, Wang Nuea, Mueang Pan are quite less noticeable, although there are many attractions.

Stop at the hill of Tham Pha Thai National Park, admire breathtaking views of the roads from above, breathe fresh air, discover the quiet and interesting life of the people living in clam – A mountainous district north of Thailand.

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The breath-taking landscapes of the hill in Tham Pha Thai national park

The entrance to the Tham Pha Thai cave is about 30 meters wide. At the entrance, there is a statue of Buddha, two stalactites rising from the ground to the ceiling of the cave. The Buddha is the interlocking typeface of King Rama VII and members of the royal family.

This cave was formed about 9 million years ago, the highlight is the Lampang rocks dating to about 230 million years. Especially when visiting the cave, no one is allowed to touch the stalks as it will affect their development. Inside the cave are separated into different chambers like Tham Jone, Robbers. This cave has a small entrance and is hidden by sloping cliffs, and you will see a large chamber with a hole that can hold more than 100 people.

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At the entrance of Tham Pha Thai cave

Another interesting place in the national park is Lom Phu Khieo. Lam Phu Khieo is a natural reservoir nesting in a remote valley of Ngao district. On both sides of the lake, on one side is a towering cliff and on the other is a sloping slope; the water in the lake is mysterious green with calm water. Indigenous people view the lake as a sacred place and use water in the lake as a holy water, surrounded by large trees that often shed to the lake but the water is still green.

Northern Lampang is rich with dense forests stretching along Phayao province. Come here, visitors will admire the charm of the beautiful rice fields as pictured along the colorful road to Chae Hom district. Chae Hom is quite quiet with cool jungle and green rice fields. In the midst of the vast rice fields, the high mountain stands out.

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The wonderful scenery of Chae Hom

At the top of the mountain there is Wat Chalerm Phrakiat Phra Chom Klao Rachanusorn, built to commemorate King Rama IV. Men follow the sloping path from the foot of the mountain and climb up the gentle steps to reach the temple and admire the panoramic view of the impressive valley from above.

 

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