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
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.
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
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
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.
city’s location is on the Ping River which offers
the city a historic importance.
Mai has been an important centre fro umbrellas,
woodcarving, jewellery (especially silver) and
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.
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
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.
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