Nan National Museum
Wat Hua Khuang
This temple features a distinctive Lanna/Lan Xang-style chedi with four Buddha niches, an attractive wooden hŏr đrai (manuscript...
This outfit offers a variety of rafting trips for groups of at least five people.
Nan's most famous Buddhist temple is celebrated for its exquisite murals that were executed during the late 19th century by a Thai Lü...
This retro-themed cafe and restaurant has a generous menu of Western-style breakfast dishes – including the eponymous and delicious...
Nan National Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Housed in the 1903 vintage palace of Nan's last two feudal lords, this museum first opened its doors in 1973. In terms of collection and content, it's one of the country's better provincial museums, and has English labels for most items.
The ground floor has ethnological exhibits covering the various ethnic groups found in the province. Among the items on display are silverwork, textiles, folk utensils and tribal costumes.
On the 2nd floor are exhibits on Nan history, archaeology, local architecture, royal regalia, weapons, ceramics and religious art. Of the latter, the museum's collection of Buddha images includes some rare Lanna styles as well as the floppy-eared local styles. Also on display on the 2nd floor is a rare 'black' elephant tusk said to have been presented to a Nan lord over 300 years ago by the Khün ruler of Chiang Tung (Kyaingtong).