21/01/2013 - 22/01/2013 23 °C
With a generous amount of time in each country of my trip I'm able to visit some of the smaller towns along the way. After Sukhothai I decided to make a stop at Lampang for 2 nights just to check it out.
There wasn't a great deal to do in Lampang but it provided me with the first really comfortable bed in a few weeks. Very welcome after my Sukhothai guesthouse where the mattress was all springs and no padding.
I visited the night market, which seemed to have a reputation for being quite special, but found it to be very similar to most other markets I've seen so far. When travelling Asia you have no choice but to become an expert in temples and night markets. You start to have very high standards and can feel underwhelmed at what is ordinarily a fascinating spectacle. This is perhaps an indication of just how many and how rich the experiences can be when travelling in this part of the world.
The architecture of the old buildings along the night market street was really interesting. Being mostly wooden and with verandas along the front it had a very wild west feel in my eyes. Without doing any research I'm not sure if certain styles are traditional or an influence from the old colonial powers. I think I took photos on my phone so I might get them transferred and uploaded here if I remember.
Two nights was enough in Lampang and I wanted to make one more stop before having Christmas in Chiang Mai. A stop involving something big and grey with a long trunk...guess what.