| 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.