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Thailand Cities

There are 23 Thailand cities: Lampang, Pat Kret, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Chiang Rai, Trang, Rayong, Yala, Songkhla, Khon Kaen, Phuket, Udon Thani, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Nakhon Sawan, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhom Pathom, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima and Phitsanulok.

Also called Nakhon Lampang, Lampang is situated on the 3 rd place in the top of the largest towns from the Thailand’s North.

It is also the capital of the Lampang Province and of the district with the same name. In the Thai language, the city is called ‘Horse Carriage City’ (‘meuang rot ma’) and the Thais say about it that is the Thailand’s last paradise.


Lampang is situated at 100 kilometres away of the Chiang Mai’s South-East. The city has a god connection by rail and also four lane highways to Chiang Mai and to Bangkok but the tourists still can use the horse-drawn carriages to transport them. Numerous of the traditional products reflect these carriages as a symbol of Lampang. Yonok College is one of the Lampang’s higher learning institutions.


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One of the other Thailand cities, Phuket is the capital of the homonym province and covers the whole Phuket Island. In 2007 this city had a population of about 75.600 people.


At 700 kilometres away of Bangkok’s Nort6h, among the Thailand’s highest mountains, we can find Chiang Mai, the capital of the province with the same name.


It has the biggest significance, culturally speaking, from the North of Thailand. About 1 million visitors come to Chiang Mai every year, especially since this city is a very modern place.


The city’s location is on the Ping River which offers the city a historic importance.

Chiang Mai has been an important centre fro umbrellas, woodcarving, jewellery (especially silver) and handcrafted goods.

There are more than 300 wat (Buddhist temples in Thai) in Chiang Mai among which e mention:


Wat Chiang Man, dating from the century 13 th and being the oldest temple from this city. During the city’s construction, this temple was the house of the king Mengrai.


Now, the temple is the house of two venerated and important Buddha figures: Phra Satang Man, from crystal and Phra Sila from marble. Founded in 1401, the Wat Chedi Luang temple is dominated by a big chedi in the Lanna style; the chedi’s construction lasted many years and it was damaged by an earthquake in the 16 th

century. 2/3 of the chedi survives today. On the Doi Suthep hill, in the city’s North-West, is the temple called Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, dating from 1383. It is the most popular temple from Chiang Mai and it offers a perfect view in the clear days. Situated inside the city’s walls, Wat Phra Singh it is an example of the classic Thai architecture from North.

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Inside this temple you can see the venerated figure of Phra Singh Buddha, brough here from Chiang Rai, with many years ago. You also have the chance of taking part in the meditation classes. 



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