Lamphun Town is the capital of Lamphun Province in northern Thailand. Founded in the 9th Century it is located about 25km south of Chiang Mai. The town and its vicinity have a few notable attractions such as Wat Phra That Hariphunchai – which contains Buddha relics – or Luang Pha Waing Cave (located 45km from Lamphun Town). It is surrounded by lush countryside ... More>with rice fields and orchards of the most popular fruit in this area: the longan, which is celebrated every year by a festival. Doi Inthanon and Mae Ping National Parks are situated in Lamphun Province offering great trekking and exploration possibilities to the more adventurous travellers.