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Amphoe Ban Hong, Lamphun
Ban Hong is the site of a 1,400-year-old community dating back to the Hariphunchai Kingdom. Located some 40 kilometers south of Lamphun town, it offers adelightful vista of bright green fields and rolling mountains.
Several old temples, built in the local style, still stand, including WatPhra Chao Ton Luang with its 600-year-old Buddha statue, Wat Pa Puai and Wat Dong Ruesi. The latter two temples have retained century-old Ho Trai (or scripture halls) built with ornately carved wood. A cave approximately 15 kilometers south of the district town boasts stalactites and stalagmites. Accommodation is available for tourists in the nearby district town.
Ban Hong is open daily, 24 hours a day. Call 0 5324 8604 or 0 5324 8607 for additional information.