Lampoon & Haripoonchai Tour - Chiang Mai Thailand
Chiang Mai Sightseeing
Lampoon & Haripoonchai Tour , Haripoonshai was the first known organized civilization in the north of Thailand and played a central role in the Mon rule of the region from the 8th to the 13th centuries. When King Mengrai led his Thais into the Chiangmai area in the second haft of the 13th century, the Haripoonshai Kingdom of the Mons had already been a flourishing center of culture, art and religion for 600 years. As the Thai conquered the entire north, Haripoonshai became a priority area for King Mengrai and his successors and it was eventually incorporated into the Lanna Kingdom with its capital in Chiangmai.
Taking you back to the region's historico-legendary beginnings. Queen Chamadevi, the north's greatest founding figure, brought Buddhism and an advanced culture from Lopburi in central Thailand in 8th Century to the north. Here at her capital you visit one of the region's most venerated temples, Wat Haripoonchai (founded 1157), and then look around at the other temple dedicated to the Queen, Wat Chamadevi.