|Renovated old Chinese Shophouse in Lampang, North Thailand|
The house in the first photo I still remember from when I visited Lampang 20 years ago as an almost collapsing old building. Closed for decades. The gossip of the history lovers in town. Rich people who moved to Bangkok and not care about the heritage of Lampang. Well it seems that finally more people are starting to realise that the many old houses in Lampang are the heritage of a beautiful and rich past of Lampang. Some of the beautiful house have been saved and restored. Unfortunately some are simply destroyed for their wood.
|Old house in Lampang, North Thailand|
If you look good then under her ugly new roof and above her ugly cement poles is a gracious lady with a beautiful history. She is for sale and needs Tender Love and Care. The third and last photo is of a house on the famous Thanon Talat Gao and described as "The most beautiful Gingerbread house of Thailand". The house is called "Maung Ngae Zin's House". Have a look inside in the coffee-shop. They have a nice overview with photos of more beautiful old houses in Lampang.
|Old Chinese Shop Houses in Lampang, North Thailand|