Lamphun is an ancient city that was founded around 660 by the Mon. 1283 conquered Mangrai, the founder of the kingdom of Lan Na, the city. 1873 Lan Na was finally slammed Siam and Haripunchai was renamed in Lamphun.
Lamphun is located about 670 kilometers north of Bangkok and 24 kilometers south of Chiang Mai, the second largest city in the country. Due to its remote location, Lamphun was able to preserve the originality of a Thai city.
Neighboring districts (from the south clockwise): Amphoe Mae Tha and the Pa Sang Lamphun Province, the Amphoe San Pa Tong, Hang Dong and Saraphi the province of Chiang Mai, Amphoe Ban Thi Lamphun and Amphoe Mae On turn of Chiang Mai.
The Maenam Wang flows through the county from east to west. Wang unites On the southwestern tip of the county with the Maenam Ping.
Economic importance and
- Agriculture ( orchards )
- Cotton weaving
- Hand-woven silk fabrics
- Silver processing
- Largest Industrial Estate in the north of Thailand
- Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai ( วัด พระ ธาตุ หริ ภุ ญ ชัย วรมหาวิหาร ) - Buddhist temple ( wat ) in the year 1157 with a 46 meter high pagoda roof and a screen that is made of almost 7 kg of gold. The temple stands on the site of the former Royal Palace.
- Wat Chamadevi ( วัด จาม เทวี ) - buddhist temple with stepped pyramidal Chedi from the assembly time.
- Wat Phra Yuen ( วัด พระยืน ) - Temple of the 14th century with a Burmese chedi from the early 20th century.
- Lamphun National Museum - interesting building with antiques from the city's history.
The city ( Mueang thesaban ) Lamphun Tambon Nai Mueang covers the whole.