Your Destination Travel Guide with inside tips about off the beaten track places and what to Do & See in Nan - Thailand.
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Khuang Chang Kam Boutique Hotel in Nan
Khuang Chang Kam Boutique Hotel is build in the style of a traditional Thai wooden house openend its doors in 2017 and has 18 room. The hotel is located in the Historical Center at the end of a quiet street in the historical center of Nan town and within walking distance of the major attractions of Nan town. And they have bicycles to explore Nan town. The hotel is managed by a young Thai couple from Nan and lovely decorated who can help with information about Nan. The hotel offers standard rooms, superior rooms and family rooms. Although they not have a restaurant they serve a lovely small buffet breakfast (included) with fresh tea, orange jus, Khao Tom and bread.
Huern Kao Kaem Hotel is an originally small older resort that has been totally transformed to a new modern resort along the Nan River between the rice fields of Chiang Klang. Of course all rooms have private bathroom air-conditioning, fridge, TV and free drinking water. Adjoined with the hotel are a Steak House and Coffee Shop. Huern Kao Kaem Hotel has a nice garden and offers free bicycles to explore the area, free Wifi and they have rental ATV's. They also offer rafting in the Nan River, what is great thing to do after the raining season.
Information of Huern Kao Kaem Hotel1 km west of Chiang Klang, along route 1097 to Song KwaeFacebook : Huern Kao Kaem HotelRoom rate : 500 - 2.500 Thai baht excl. breakfastNumber of rooms : 14This hotel can be booked by phone : +66(0)81.0211.920 or contact via Facebook Messenger
Be aware that Chiang Klang is about 75 km north of Nan town.
Nearby Huern Kao Kaem HotelTafang RestaurantNan River
Location of Huern Kao Kaem Hotel Location on Google Maps …
Khao Lam Pa Phen is a coffee shop in a small village about 5km south of Sila Phet and it is mostly famous for its delicious sticky rice in bamboo container, in Thai called Khao Lam. The Khao Lam is home made by the family and you can choose between about 10 different kind of Khao Lam.
Information of Khao Lam Pa Phen Coffee ShopBan Don Chai near route 1081& 5km south of Sila PhetFacebook : Khao La Pa PhenOpening hours : 9:00 - 17:00Kitchen : Hot & Cold Drinks + Khao Lam
Location of Khao Lam Pa Phen Coffee Shop Location on Google Maps CHECK ACCOMMODATION ON AGODA OR BOOKING
Thru a small valley at the foot of the mountains of Doi Phu Kha the Pua Rivers flows and along the Pua River is Toob Nam Pua Beach & Camping with a lovely recreation beach & camping ground setup by a local lady. With a few tents on bamboo sala's along the river, a simple Thai restaurant and friendly service this a great place to enjoy outdoor holidays in Nan - Thailand. The word beach should of course not be taken literally as there is no real beach, but it is the substitute for beach in North Thailand. Be aware that Toob Nam Pua Beach & Camping is not within walking distance of anything.
Information of Toon Nam Pua Beach & CampingLocation : Along the Pua River near Ban Na Fang, about 10km from the center of Pua townFacebook : Toob Nam Pua CampingRoom rate : 350 Thai baht incl. breakfast (tent with shared bathroom)Opening : All year except during the raining seasonRestaurant : Yes (for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Location of Toon Nam Pua Beach & Camping Locati…
Although the temple is officially called Wat Si Mongkul locals will use the old name Wat Kong. It was originally just a village temple at the village Ban Kong. And although the temple itself not really warrants a vist, the museum and stunning view over the rice-fields with Doi Phu Kha in the back ground are good reason to stop here on your way to Sila Phet Waterfall or Phu Fa Royal Project. The temple museum is originally setup by one of the former abbot's of the temple, as showcase of the old way of life in temples and in Nan. The museum is housed in a beautiful teak-wooden building and shows daily items from the old & recently old days.
In front of the temple is a huge terrace from where you have a stunning view over rice-fiels with the mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park in the back ground. Of course there are a few selfie-optionals for Thai tourists and a sala to sit & relax. Actually in the past 2 year the temple has become a favourite place for Thai tourists and …
HOLM Restaurant & Cafe opened its doors in 2018 and is serving breakfast & lunch. And of course hot & cold drinks. Great place for an early breakfast with Vietnamese breakfast or Khao Tom. HOLM Restaurant & Cafe is also serving the breakfast for customers of De Nan Hotel, what is around the corner. Information of HOLM RestaurantOpposite Nan HospitalFacebook : HOLM Restaurant & CafeOpening hours : 6:30 - 17:00Seating : OutdoorsKitchen : Hot & Cold Drinks + Thai food
Location of HOLM Restaurant Location on Google Maps CHECK ACCOMMODATION ON AGODA OR BOOKING
Sakaddee Homestay is located in the hill-tribe village Ban Sakad about 20km from Pua and about 1.000m high in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park. It is a very basic accommodation, but you do not come here for the accommodation itself. It is all about a local experience at a stunning location. Sakaddee Homestay has 1 room with private bathroom with shower and 1 private room with shared bathroom. And there is a wooden house where max. 5 people can sleep. The shared bathroom is also in this house. Staying here comes with a locale made delicious Northern Thai dinner & breakfast. The owners of Sakaddee Homestay will welcome you at their place and introduce you to their way of life here in the mountains. They also organise small tours in and around the village, like a walking in the village or visiting the tea & coffee plantation.
Be aware that the village is build on the steep mountains and that the homestay is only accessible by walking a small and steep trail of steps (ab…
Crossroads Nan Restaurant openend its doors in 2018 and is serving mainly western food. Crossroads Nan Restaurant is located above the lobby of Huen Chang Puak House and the place is quickly becoming famous for its great burgers. So if you are graving for western food this is the place to go in Nan town.
Information of Crossroads Nan RestaurantNear White Elephant intersectionFacebook : Crossroads NanOpening hours : 10:00 - 21:00, but on request breakfast can be served for groupsKitchen : Western + Thai foodSeating : Indoors but no air-conditioning
Location of Crossroads Nan Restaurant Location on Google Maps CHECK ACCOMMODATION ON AGODA OR BOOKING
The Bo Klua Loop is one of the famous attractions of Nan - Thailand, to do by Motorbike / Scooter / Vespa or even with your bicycle. Most people doing the Bo Klua Loop come on their own motorbike or rent one in Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. But in Nan town there are also a few shops renting Motorbikes or Scooters. For more information have a look at Motorbike Rental Shops. Besides the famous Bo Klua Loop there are also other very interesting loops & routes to be made with stunning view, small villages and rivers in the mountains. And the nice thing about the roads of this loops & routes is that they are not busy, so relatively safe to ride.
As for scooters it is recommended not to rent a "small scooter" but at least 150cc. And of course ALWAYS wear a good helmet, jacket, gloves and good shoes. Also be aware that scooters are by law motorbikes and that you will need a motorbike driver-license for it (check your travel insurance).
Nan Bus Station station about 500m south of town, about 200m from route 101 just before Nan town on your left hand side. The bus station is served by government busses and by private bus companies. And there is an information counter but all staff of course speaks Thai. In front of the building are ATM's and nearby are small restaurants. It is used for local transport in Nan province and for interregional transport.
How to get to Nan Bus Station?
By public transport you can get to Nan Bus Station with taxi, songtheauw or even samlor. By private car or motorbike, just follow the signs along route 101. There is free parking. Transport within Nan provinceNext to the building are Red Songtheaws for transport in Nan townPlatform 7 - 8 are for Blue Songtheauws for transport to places like Tha Wang Pha, Santisuk or Mae Charim.Then there is the famous Orange Bus going to Pon in Thung Chang district. This bus passes Tham Pha Tub Forest Park, Nan Riverside Art Gallery, Tha Wang Pha, Pua, Ch…
Who thinks about Thailand thinks also about Thai massage, a perfect way to relax on a hot afternoon. If you are looking for the infamous Thai body-to-body massage (or soapy massage) you are at the wrong place in Nan - Thailand. But there are quite a few massage places in Nan - Thailand where you can have a good, safe and relaxing massage. Be aware though that also in Nan - Thailand are some massage saloons that offer a little bit more as just massage.
So where to go for massage? Well some hotels will offer in-house massage like Nan Boutique Hotel and some other hotels will recommend you a massage saloon that they know is trustworthy. Following are a few massage saloons that we have been and are clean, safe and will give you a relaxing massage.
Nan Nanthaburi Massage in Nan town
This massage saloon in a double 1-storey shophouse at Anatana road offers Thai Massage, Oil Massage and Foot Massage from 10:00 - 18:00.
Location : Google Maps
Risasinee Spa & Massage in Nan town