Legend handed 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.