By train the journey from Phitsanulok to Lampang (also known as Nakhon Lampang) is scheduled to take from 4 to 5 hours depending upon which train you take.
Trains Times from Phitsanulok to Lampang
There are currently 5 direct train services per day from Phitsanulok to Lampang.
- The fastest train from Phitsanulok to Lampang is Train #7 departing from Phitsanulok at 13:22 and scheduled to complete the journey in 4 hours 08 minutes.
- The slowest train from Phitsanulok to Lampang is Train #51 which departs at 04:40 and is scheduled to arrive in Lampang 5 hours 17 minutes later.
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About Travel to Lampang
Lampang, or Nakhon Lampang as its offically known, is located just over 100 km by train to the south of Chiang Mai. Lampang City has a population of around 250,000 and is the third largest city in Thailand’s Northern Region.
Tourism in Lampang
Lampang is not one of the most popular parts of Thailand for foreign tourists, and the majority of the leisure visitors to the city are Thai tourists. Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Pai are the main destinations in Northern Thailand for international visitors.
Nonetheless, Lampang does have a tourist infrastructure and a number of significant points of interest for those willing to come and experience this ‘off the beaten’ track destination. The most lively part of the city at night, and the area with the best hotels, is around the Tip Chang and Talad Gao Roads.
Wooden buildings in Lampang City
Lampang is famous for several things, including a type of rice cake made locally and pottery with a distinctive chicken design glazed onto the outside . Another thing Lampang is famous for is its old wooden buildings.
The oldest of these wooden buildings are the private houses located to the north of the Wang River, which runs through the centre of Lampang. The best known of these wooden mansions is Baan Sao Nak, which is a beautifully maintained teak wood home completed in 1895 and which is now partly open to visitors as a museum. The family who own the building live at the rear of the house. Baan Sao Nak means the ‘House of Many Pillars’, in reference to the 116 thick teak wood pillars which raise the structure several metres off the ground.
The other wooden buildings of particular interest are located right in the city centre around the Talat Gao Road. These types of buildings were very common in cities across Thailand until around the middle of the 20th Century when the widespread introduction of electric lighting coincided with a series of significant city centre fires. The old city centre in Phitsanulok, for example, was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1957 and the burnt out wooden buildings were replaced with much less attractive concrete structures.
Temples in Lampang City
The city has a range of fairly small temples, and one much larger 13th Century temple, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, located 15 km by road from the city centre.
In the city itself the most famous temple is Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, which hosted Thailand’s famous Emerald Buddha for a 34 year period during the 15th Century. Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao is also notable for its large chedi tower and ornate small Burmese style mondop. Also worth visiting are Wat Pratu Ton Phueng and Wat Pratu Pong. Both temples are located in the Northern half of the city and contain very good examples of the distinctive Northern Thai Lanna style of architecture.