Half an hour from Chiang Mai (north side of Thailand), you will find a city called Lamphun. Lamphun is a very old city, formerly known as Haripunchai, and it is known as The City of Cotton Clothes.
On this episode of BeLatina Travel, Olga Maria of Dreams in Heels goes on a journey to discover this city, which has lots to offer in terms of history, arts and style. Lamphun is a more, off the beaten path destination. You will barely see tourists there, but it’s totally worth the visit to explore their old historic temple, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, and to learn about their weaving silk and cotton traditions. You can even visit a factory and watch the process of how women workers weave amazing pieces of clothing. The handmade details and work is truly impressive. If you love shopping, and who doesn’t, you can also shop for quality pieces at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in Western countries. You’d not only be returning home with fashionable pieces but also supporting the local economy and community.