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Travel to Lampang, in the North of Thailand

Today I host an article of the friend Aommy that will share some info and details about Lampang, a small nice city in the North of Thailand

Hello Spring!!! ūüĆě
Where should we go? This is a basic questions from everyone. I know.
Do you know Thailand? Have you ever been to Lampang? Where is Lampang? ūüėē
I think this spring I would like to share my experience from Lampang to you.
First of all, I want to tell you why I choose to start my journey at Lampang this Spring.
Lampang is the province in the north of Thailand which is full of the trees, national park, hot spring, old temples and ceramics’ house and when I knew that all of this and it has so many places interested so, I want to pack my backpack and go!
How to go there?
– 1st by Airplane, have only 2 airlines: Nok Air and Bangkok Airways
Р2nd by coach bus: I would like to suggest you for 2 companies 1. Sombat Tour 2. Nakhonchai Air, they have first class seat and nice service, it is very convenience to travel.
– 3rd by car just drive from Bangkok to the North (about 8 to 10 hrs)
– 4th by train: I would like to recommend you to book early because the first class is fully book very quick.

Accommodation:
I have booked the room via a booking website and have selected the hotel close to downtown because it is convenient for me to travel around the city.
The hotel that I booked is not far from Rachadapisek Bridge so, you can walk and see the houses and many local shops around. If you travel on Saturday or Sunday at night don’t forget to go to the Kad Kong Ta market: it¬†is near the Rachadapisek Bridge, you will see many local stuffs and paraphernalia for collectors, you can try¬†local food typical from this city and¬†you will¬†take some beautiful pictures of the¬†river also.
I have checked the places to visit: for sure there are Temples! So I went to Wat Phratatlampangluang, that was built in Chiangsen Era about 800 years ago, the architecture of this temple is Lannan style including the Buddha and the wall paintings which are well preserved and beautiful.
If you like to visit the city and don’t want to walk or take the local bus, I have good choice for you, because Lampang¬†have¬†2 symbols: Chicken and… magnificent¬†Horse cart! So the horse carts can take you to travel around the city. Try to negotiate with the driver before take a seat.
Foods and Market:
Wowwww…In front of my hotel¬†next to¬†the river in the morning you will see the local market sell the local stuff such as vegetables, fruites and ready to eat but the price is little and people are¬†so friendly¬†that with only¬†100¬†baht (2,5 Euro)¬†you will get a lot of food. I like Sai-oua, the northern style¬†sausage and I¬†just want to recommend you to try. So good trust meūüėĄ

The other place that I wanted to recommend is Indra Ceramic Factory.¬†This old¬†factory produce everything from mugs to vases, from¬†rice bowls¬†to sake¬†cups. The company has bee in business for 80 years and they have a small lab where they are happy to teach you how to make the bowl and give you the good information of ceramic. I have tried to paint on dish …ahaha it doesn‚Äôt look good but I loved itūüėä If you would like to paint they can recommend you how to do and they have service to delivery to your place wherever you live.
I wish Lampang will be the good place for you to pin on the map and don’t miss all the places that I have recommended to¬†you.
Bye Bye
Sawaddee Ka! ŗł™ŗłßŗłĪŗł™ŗłĒŗłĶŗłĄŗłį

Article by S. Aommy S. – April 23, 2017

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Books from Asia: a landmark shop for collectors and globetrotters

In the beautiful city of¬†Parma, Italy, there is an amazing source for travelers and scholars: Libri dall’Asia – Books from Asia, a unique¬†bookstore¬†full of¬†thousands of rare titles about every country of this wonderful area named Asia, that¬†attracts thousands of clients from all over the world.

The owner, Mr. Mario, is a traveler and all over his life, has been in many countries driven by his passion for collecting travel diaries and rare edition forgotten in some dusty library.
If you have the chance to visit Parma, in downtown near the spectacular Teatro Regio, in via Nazario Sauro 21, there you will find this precious shop for travel addicts. The amazing collection of Mario counts over 6000 volumes related to arts, religion, novels, history and many other topics.
Most of the editions are in European languages, however you will find also some titles in Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu and other languages.

Experience a visit in this hidden bookstore that will make you dream of places thousands miles away!

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New way of planning a travel: Trip Colony.com

A brand new social network for any type of glob-trotters is the newest Trip Colony, founded by an Italian engineer with the purpose of making the distance shorter and the communication between travelers among the world faster than ever.

Skipping a long and sometimes unfruitful search for the place you like, through this new network, you directly ask people suggestions about the place you would love to see: cool restaurant, breath taking landascape, discoteques, amazing trails among tropical forests and so on.

Check Trip Colony, it will become the most useful tool for planning your next journey.