down for more than 1,400 years refer to this
ancient town as Hariphunchai. Its first
ruler was Queen Chamthewi who was of Mon
extraction. In late 12th century, King
Mengrai overran the town and subsequently
integrated it into the Lanna Kingdom.
Today, Lamphun still retain its
enchanting ambience of a small but old
community. It is some 670 kilometres from
Bangkok and only 26 kilometres from Chiang
Mai. Located on the bank of the Kuang River,
its attractions include ancient sites and
relics as well as forests and mountains and
delightful lakes. Lamphun is the most famous
producer of longans.