in the 7 th century, Lampang was traditionally the centre
of the northern teak industry, which brought many Chinese,
Burmese and Western traders to the province. Their influence
can be seen in the architecture of many buildings, with
houses and art objects made of solid teak found throughout
town is famous for its brightly coloured horse-drawn
carriages, which are a popular form of transport. Its
most important templed Wat Phra Kaeo Don Tao shows strong
Burmese influence and once housed the famous Emerald
the town, the walled temple of Wat Phrathat Lampang
Luang is considered the most beautiful temple in Thailand.
Its central wihan is made of old teak, and exquisite
teak carvings grace the facades of many of its buildings.