Lampang covers an area of 12,534 square kilometers, with its provincial capital, famous for its horse-drawn carriages, located 100 kilometers southeast of Chiang Mai and 600 kilometers north of Bangkok. Set in the Wang River basin, the province has less spectacular highland landscapes than Chiang Mai, and its main attraction is cultural rather than scenic.
The area has a long history of settlement and is rich in archaeological and architectural evidence reflecting the ancient civilization of Hariphunchai, Lanna and Myanmar. Indeed, the town of Lampang, sited on the banks of the Wang River, possesses considerable historical interest.
Thai: จังหวัดลำปาง Neighboring Provinces: Chiang Rai, Phayao, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, Lamphun and Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand