The trip 100 kms. down the super- highway to Lampang take you back to quieter ,slower-moving era , symbolized by the horse-carriage ‘taxi’ clip-clopping though the streets there . Lampang’s mascot is the White Rooster image standing at the city Gate. Townspeople say that during one of the Buddha’s legendary visit to the north, the king of the Gods, Indra, concerned that people might not wake in time to welcome the great Being, took the form of the bird and crowed his warning. Apart from its many historic temples; Lampang is also famous for its handicrafts (available at local shop) and fruit production. Its elephant training centre and hospital etc.,