Famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial
emblem, Lampang boasts a long history of human settlements on the
Wang River basin, some of which dating back too more than 1,000
years. It is rich in archaeological evidence.
Hand-made Cotton comes in different patterns designed by different
villages. Within Muang district are several weaving mills and shops
specializing in cotton materials. Woodcarving is a major industry
at Tambon Na Khrua of Mae Tha district, which is about 25 kilometers
from the provincial town. Most of the local people make their living
by producing wooden figures of animals in various sizes. It is a
cottage industry of the locality for generations Terra cotta or
Ceramics produced in Lampang are of the best quality in Thailand.
The indigenous with clay, added by the local craftsmanship, has
helped to make Lampang the center of such products, with scores
of factories and shops dealing in this beautiful craft. The Sa Paper
is fine product made from a type of softwood. The process is purely
traditional and the major producing center is the village of Ban
NamThong. The Sa is mainly made into para slols, lampshades, decorative
flowers and other souvenir items.