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The province of Nan

General information about the province of Nan

Province capital: Nan
Name in Thai: น่าน

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Province of region Northern Thailand

Located in northern Thailand, Nan Province is a captivating destination that captivates with the unspoiled natural beauty of its mountain landscapes, ancient history and rural charm. The most famous monument is Wat Phumin, which houses the ancient mural The Whisperer which has become the symbol of the province. The city, formerly fortified, has other remarkable temples, an interesting museum and can be visited pleasantly by bike. But in Nan, you have to go discover the mountains and go up to watch the sunrise at the top of the Wat Phrat Khao Noï temple.

Indeed, the province of Nan is also famous for its mountains and its plains covered with rice fields, particularly in the corner of Pua in the north. Area where we also find Wat Sakat which offers many incredible homestays without forgetting Bo Kluea and its salt extractions, an area very popular with Thais in winter.

Festival side, the most famous in Nan is the one in the long boat races which is held in two rounds. The best time to visit Nan, for me, is the rainy season. It may seem paradoxical but as it is above all its nature that seduces me, nature loving water, it is at this time, and at the start of the dry season, that the landscapes are the most breathtaking.

If you like nature and mountains, the province of Nan, neighboring that of Phrae will probably be one of your favorites heart of northern Thailand. Only problem, it is better to be transported to really be able to discover all its exceptional corners.

Destinations to visit in Nan


Nan is a city that we hear little talk yet its history goes back centuries and is fascinating even if it would be a bit long to explain here. Nan has very recently joined Siam (1931) and has long been an independent kingdom. This story is partly evident in the murals of temples, the most famous and complete being at Wat Phumin.

The temples are also cultural and tourist richness of Nan with Lanna and Thai Lue influences. Legend has it that the inhabitants of Nan born naga egg, so we fou...

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