Mae Charim is both the name of the district and the little village that was originally called Bowa and became famous because of the wild Wa River and the National Park Mae Charim (sometimes also written as Mae Jarim). The small village is about 40 km east of Nan town, located in the valley of the Wa River and bordering Laos. It is a rough area as part of the Luang Prabang Mountain Range with the highest peak of Doi Khun Lan (1650m heigh), Rivers and Waterfalls. It is a very small village without much accommodation or restaurants. But since 2017 there is a 7/11! The main attractions are about 18km out of Mae Charim village. Be aware that Mae Charim is about 40 km east of Nan town, it is not a suburb of Nan town
What to do in Mae Charim?As said the main attractions of Mae Charim are Wild Water Rafting and Mae Charim National Park but read more at Everything about Mae Charim or read our Travel Blog about Mae Charim
How to get to Mae Charim?
From Nan town you can take a kind of big Songtheauws that are used as bus. By private car or motorbike just follow route 1168 west of Nan town to Mae Charim.
Food & Drink in Mae CharimAt Mae Charim National Park is a restaurant, but it might not always be in running order. Along the main street in Mae Charim village are a few small Thai restaurants.
Coffee Shops & Bakeries
- Chok Dee Cup Coffee
Accommodation in Mae Charim
At Mae Charim National Park is accommodation but a small Homestay's / Guesthouses can be found along the main street in Mae Charim village.
Check available accommodation at BOOKING