o start at 1 the Old City Hall, (ศาลากลางจังหวัดลำปางหลังเก่า)
you can pay homage to the Black Buddha or Phraphud Nilo Kantarai
Chaiwat Jaturatid, installed in 2 Black Buddha Shrine (ศาลาหลวงพ่อดำ)
which emphasizes the tetrahedron structure. Black Buddha was
installed with black metal by the Territorial Defense Black Buddha’s
to be placed in the North (Lampang), the South, the East and the
West. Black Buddha is the symbol of the nation and is paid homage
to, by the people.
Leaving from the Black Buddha Shrin, go northward, then
turn left at the end of the street and you will reach the old
business area, the Southern Wang River. The transport of goods by
boat was convenient and economical. In a previous time Talad Gao
ตลาดเก่า) which means old market, was called Chinese market
because it used to be the business area for Chinese people.
You can see old wooden building and old concrete building
while you’re traveling along the road. The first concrete Building
on your left is 3 the old red concrete Building, Tuekdang
It was constructed you view is the Thai traditional medicine old
drug store in the old red concrete building, named Boonsong Store.
Opposite the old red concrete building are wooden and concrete
buildings which aptly show the life style of the Chinese family.
Ban Maedang (บ้านแม่แดง)
is near Tuekdang Building. It is the fabric showroom of carried
designs and styles. Tourists can see and buy them daily. Going
through Thipwan Road, connected with Talad Gao Road and Thipchang
Road, you’ll reach Market and Ratchawong Market near Thipwan Road.
You will see 5 Muangnguaysin Building (อาคารหม่องง่วยสิ่น)
on your right. The wooden and concrete building is five buildings
wide and two floors high. Burmese people used to stay here for
trading during the reign of King Rama V. On the first weekend of the
month, dry goods, handicraft products and many materials are sold to
Before reaching the crossroads, you will arrive at 6 Old
Kuanghualee Building, (กวงฮั่วหลีเก่า) built with
wood and brick, on your right. The outstanding structure was
decorated with teak woodcarving. Chinese people were the old owners
and traded the wood. The building’s old name was Kuanglee.
Going along the way and returning to Boonyawart Road by
passing 7 Clock Tower, (ห้าแยกหอนาฬิกา) you will
reach 8 Wat Suandok (วัดสวนดอก)
on your left. The vihara was beautifully at 9 Wat