Nan Province attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Phumin

Nan’s most famous Buddhist temple is celebrated for its exquisite murals that were executed during the late 19th century by a Thai Lü artist named Thit Buaphan. The exterior of the temple takes the form of a crucifo…
Top Choice Museum in Nan

Nan National Museum

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 l…
Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Phra That Chang Kham

This is the second-most important temple in the city after Wat Phra That Chae Haeng. The founding date is unknown, but the main wí·hăhn (sanctuary), reconstructed in 1458, has a huge seated Buddha image and faint mu…
Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Nong Bua

The neat and tidy Thai Lü village of Nong Bua, approximately 30km north of Nan, is famous for the Lü-style Wat Nong Bua. Featuring a typical two-tiered roof and carved wooden portico, the wí·hăhn (sanctuary) design …
National Park in Ban Bo Luang

Doi Phu Kha National Park

This national park is centred on 2000m-high Doi Phu Kha, the province’s highest peak, in Amphoe Pua and Amphoe Bo Kleua, about 75km northeast of Nan. There are several Htin, Mien, Hmong and Thai Lü villages in the p…
Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Phra That Chae Haeng

Located 2km past the bridge that spans Mae Nam Nan, heading southeast out of town, this Buddhist temple dating from 1355 is the most sacred wát in Nan Province. It’s set in a square walled enclosure on top of a hill…
National Park in Ban Bo Luang

Khun Nan National Park

Khun Nan National Park is located a few kilometres north of Ban Bo Kleua and has a 2km walk from the visitor centre that ends in a viewpoint looking over local villages and nearby Laos.
Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Hua Khuang

This temple features a distinctive Lanna/Lan Xang-style chedi (stupa) with four Buddha niches, an attractive wooden hŏr đrai (manuscript library) and a noteworthy bòht (ordination hall) with a Luang Prabang–style ca…
Buddhist Temple in Nan

Wat Hua Wiangtai

A Buddhist temple in Nan.