Sights & Attractions
DailyOperating time: 09.00 - 16.00
Category : Educational gardens
Attraction Details :
Mae Mo Mine is a lignite Mine belongs to the Royal Forest Department, covering around 8,000 acres space. This approximately 40-million-years old, this lignite was discovered in 1917 with an amount of 630 million tonnes of lignite that could be used for approximately another 50 years. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has opened power plants here and allows visitors to visit a small park with a panoramic view of the mine from the top. There also are Lignite Coal Mine Study Center Museum (Mae Moh Mine) that welcomes visitors to learn about the mine geological, including the mine’s history and electricity production technology. The area to the east of the mine is a vast field of Mexican sunflowers which bloom around November to December creates the scenic view of sunflowers field.
EGAT has provided 14 bungalows in the area for those who want to stay over night. The accommodation are 400-600 Baht each. They also offer a golf driving range, an 18-hole golf course, and a club. For further details, contact the Public Relations Department at Tel: 054-254-994
How to get there :
Take the Lampang-Den Chai Road for 10 kilometre and turn left at the Pha Lat Junction toward the EGAT office for around 26 km. Alternatively, a Song Thaeo or minibus can be hired from the Boribun Market in Lampang town or at the Thai Osot Pharmacy Intersection on Thipphawan Road; the trip takes about 30 minutes.