Lamphun is one of the important province of Thailand which this
place was established in period of Hariphunchai. The first ruler
was Queen Chamthewi who was of the Mon extraction. Which Queen Chamthewi
was a dynastic succession for the next couple of hundred years.
In late 12th century, King Mengrai overran the town and subsequently
integrated it into the Lanna Kingdom.
Doing and Sights seeing
WAT PHRA THAT HARIPHUNCHAI
This temple was built during the reign of King Athittayarat in
the 12th Century on the site of Chamma Thewi's Royal Palace some
800 years ago. The attraction place is the 46 metre tall golden
Chedi whose present was the result of the restoration work in 1443
by a King of Chiang Mai. The style of the pagoda is a square-shaped
Chedi and a Khmer-style Buddha statue.
HARIPHUNCHAI NATIONAL MUSEUM
Hariphunchai National Museum located on Inthayongyot Rd, almost
opposite Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. The most attractive is small
museum contains a range of fine bronze pieces and Mon terracotta
often characterized by fiercefaces and Machiavellian grins. This
place display the prehistorical human skeletons and objects of arts
from the Dvaravati, Hariphunchai, Lanna and Rattanakosin periods.
The museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
THE PHRA NANG CHAMTHEWI STATUE
The Phra Nang Chamthewi Statue located the Nong Dok public park
in town. Which in front of the Town Hall is the "Suthewa
Rusi Statue" as the actual founder of Hariphunchai. Which
he invited Phra Nang Chamthevi, a daughter of the King of Lopburi
to control the Hariphunchai.
The villager called "Wat Ku Kut" which this wat was establised
by Khmers around 755 then renovated by Mons during the Haripunchai
The image Buddha in this period is special characterized by their
long ears and generally wider faces and Devarai style. Ashes of
the queen are enshrined within the Chedi.
Wat Mahawan was establised in period of Queen Chamthewi. The most
famous is the Nak Prok statue (statue with mythical serphants overhead).
Pa Sang district is the handicraft center and famous for cotton
cloth and Thai Silk. Pa Sang located the over 10 km. south of the
Lamphun. Which the travelers can get the mini-bus from the City
to Pa Sang handicraft center.
WAT PHRA PHUTTHABAT TAK PHA
This temple located around 9 km further south of Pa Sang. Which
the well-known has the Load Buddha once stayed here, leaving a trace
of likeness of monk's saffron robe and his footprint of stone ground.
You can geht the mini-bus from Pa Sang to the wat by songtheaw.