A major place for relaxing vacation in Lampang is Chae Son National Park in Mueang Pan District. This national park is a lush forested and mountainous region.
The main attraction is the hot spring with a 73 degree Celsius water spring over rocky terrain. The heat from the hot spring providing a misty and picturesque scene which is particular beautiful in the morning.
There are bathing facilities for visitors to touch the great quality of mineral of hot spring here too. Only one kilometer away is Chae Son Waterfall which is the 6-level waterfall with clear water flowing
through high mountains. There are accommodations and camping areas for visitors too.
Opening hours: 8am-6pm
Admission: 200 Baht for adult and 100 Baht for children
Contact: 054-380-000, 089-851-3355, www.dnp.go.th
BO NAM RAE BO NAM RON
Bo Nam Rae Bo Nam Ron (Mineral hot spring) is located in Ban Pong Ron, Mai Phatthana Sub-district, Ko Kha District,
Lampang Province. It is 12 kilometers from the city center of Ko Kha along Ko Kha- Hang Chat road.
The distinction of hot spring is its high temperature which can boil eggs.
The mouth of a hot spring in Ko Kha District has a lot of minerals rising up from underground. The highest temperature is 70 degrees Celsius so the tourists can bring
some eggs to boil and eat there. Importantly, this hot spring does not even have a little smell of sulphur.
This mineral hot spring is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mineral bathroom costs 40 baht per room with the capacity of 3 people.
KIU LOM DAM
Constructed for irrigation purpose, Kiu Lom Dam has a scenic reservoir suitable for boating or rafting. At least a half-day tour is suggested.
Visitors may opt for staying overnight on raft. Places to see include cliffs, isles and fishing village.
An overnight stay can be made in two ways:
1. Take a raft to stay at the Kio Lom Resort which offers bungalows on an island in the lake. Tel: 0 5422 3772, 0 5433 4393 (after 6pm).
2. Take a Wang Kaeo raft and stay overnight on it, or on the island of the Ko Wang Kaeo Resort. Tel: 054-223-733, 054-325-645, 089-854-1293
Opening hours: 6am-6pm
KAT KONG TA
Kat Kong Ta, or TalatCheen, is an old market in Lampang. Located near RatsadaPisek Bridge, Kat Kong Ta is one of the important landmarks for art lovers Lampang.
In the northern Thai dialect, the name Kat Kong Ta means the market near the pier. (Kat is a market and Kong Ta means a pier.)
Situated on the bank of Wang River, the market can be dated back to the reign of King Rama V or around 1877.