With inside tips about off the beaten track places and what to Do & See in Nan, North Thailand.
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Baan Hua Nam Mushroom Farm in Pua
Baan Hua Nam Mushroom Farm is a combination of a mushroom farm, restaurant and coffee shop. Baan Hua Nam Mushroom Farm is a bit difficult to find as it is at then end of a small road in a small village and located in a forrest of trees & bamboo. From the tropical garden of the restaurant you can walk to the famous Wang Sila Leang Grand Canyon. They make the best pizza in town and it is a great place to sit, relax, eat & drink. Be aware that there is no public transport to Baan Hua Nam Mushroom Farm.
Hom Hug Gallery Homestay is an homestay with art gallery and art workshops located on the edge of Pua town and overlooking the rice fields of Pua. All modern decorated rooms have air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, fridge, TV and Wifi. Hom Hug Gallery Homestay offers a private garden and of course art workshops. A great place for children to explorer their artistic side under professional guidance.
Information of Hom Hug Gallery HomestayAbout 1 km south of PuaFacebook : Hom Hug Gallery HomestayParking : Private parking on siteNumber of rooms : 2Room rateBig House (2 rooms for 4 persons) 2.400 Thai bahtSmall House (1 room for 2 persons) 1.600 Thai bahtBreakfast 100 Thai baht per person per dayExtra bed 350 Thai bahtChildren under the 12 years sharing room with parents are free of charge
Location of Hom Hug Gallery Homestay
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The Bo Klua Loop is one of the famous attractions of Nan province, 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 province is motorbike touring heaven, not only the route going to Nan but also within Nan province. So once you are in Nan it would be a great idea to rent a scooter or motorbike. Some guesthouses or hotels do rent scooters but luckily there are now also a few shops that have started renting out motorbikes & scooters. A little warning before you are going to rent.
The law about riding a motorbike in Thailand
For riding any scooter or motorbike in Thailand you will need to have a motorbike driver-license. Not that the rental company will ask for it but if you do not have a motorbike driver-licsense you might have 2 problems. First of all police could stop & fine you. Secondly your travel-insurance might not be valid in case of accident. Also be aware that most scooters & motorbikes do not have a full-insurance. They will only have a simple third-party insurance. That means that ALL costs in case of accident are YOURS. That means damages to the motorbike, to other vehicl…
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
Sakaddee Homestay is located in the hill-tribe village Ban Sakad about 20 km 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 (a…
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…
Baan Suan Khun Ja Resort & Camping did open its doors in 2018 and is located on a small hill along the rice fields of Chiang Klang. A great place to enjoy outdoor life in Nan province and that is why there is no Wifi. Baan Suan Khun Ja Resort & Camping offers a huge garden and BBQ for a groups diner.
Information of Baan Suan Khun Ja Resort & CampingAbout 1 km east of Chiang KlangFacebook : Baan Suan Khun Ja (บ้านสวนคุณย่า)Parking : Private parking on siteNumber of rooms : 3 + campingBooking : Contact via Facebook, Line or telephone (see Facebook page)Room rate :Main House (max. 6 persons) 3.500 Thai baht incl. breakfastSmall Cottage (max. 2 persons) 1.000 Thai baht incl. breakfastBig Cottage (max. 4 persons) 2.000 Thai baht incl. breakfastTent (2 - 4 persons) 200 Thai baht per person incl. breakfast
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Phu Hun Sa Boutique Hotel is one of the few hotels in town with a swimming pool. The hotel is build in colonial style build hotel and openend its doors in 2015 with 18 comfortable rooms. Of course all rooms have private bathroom, TV, Airconditioning and a private balcony. Phu Hun Sa Boutique Hotel offers bicycles to explore Nan town and has limited private parking.
Information of Phu Hun Sa Boutique HotelPhakong Soi 3, NanFacebook : Phu Hun Sa Boutique HotelRoom rate : 1.400 - 2.800 Thai baht incl. breakfastNumber of rooms : 18Restaurant : NoSwimming pook : Yes
Nearby Phu Hun Sa Boutique Hotel Wat SuanNight Market / Noodle Street
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For Thai people born in the year of the Rabbit this is one of the most important temples in Thailand to visit. It is build in the area where Nan town was originally founded. The temple is built in a mix of so called Lanna style and Tai Lue architecture, probably in the 14th century. As it is build on an hill you have a great view over Nan town and a great place to see sunset over Nan town. One of the characteristics of the temple is the stairway to the temple with side-ways to huge Naga's (dragons). The photo top-left was made in 2016, the photo under was made about about 100 years ago.
When to go to the Wat Phra That Chae Haeng?
All year around, daily from 6:00 - 18:00, entrance is free
Where to go?
The Wat Phra That Chae Haeng is just 3 km east of Nan town.
How to get there?
The Wat Phra That Chae Haeng is 3km out of town, too far to go walking. But you could take the bicycle to go there. Just cross the main bridge over the Nan River and follow the road for a 2 km's. Then a…
Sukkasem Hotel opened its doors in 2011 with 43 modern & comfortable rooms in 2 shophouse buildings at one of the main streets in Nan town. Of course all rooms have private bathroom with shower, air-conditioning and TV. The hotel provides bicycles to explore Nan town and has private parking. Nearby are shops, restaurants and a 7/11.
Information of Sukkasem HotelNear the east-end of the Old City Wall in Nan townRoom rate : 500 - 600 Thai baht room only
Location of Sukkasem Hotel
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