Welcome to Nan


Many of Nan’s residents are Thai Lü, the ancestors of immigrants from Xishuangbanna, in southwestern China. This cultural legacy is seen in the city’s art and architecture, particularly in its exquisite temples. A Lanna influence on the town can also be seen in the remains of the old city wall and several early wát.


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Fine Dining in Valencia

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Valencia History TourYou will be picked up on to experience on of the most popular Hop on Hop Valencia touristic bus tour which starts at 9 Am Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Oceanografic ValenciaThe next attraction will be Valencia's Favourite Oceanografic, which is located at the heart of Valencia, in this attraction you will be watching a Dolphin show and you will be given free pass to watch the birds and Fish aquarium.Duration: 2 hours

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3-Day Nan Loop Motorcycle Tour from Chiang Mai

Ride the famous highway No. 1148, ranked as one of the top 10 best riding roads all over the world. This amazing motorcycle road takes us through fabulous mountain scenery to Nan. Ride along the unique panorama of the border between Laos and Thailand. Cross the Sirikit dam reservoir on a wooden ferry and visit the World´s first Elephant hospital in Lamphang. A Real Motorcycle Tour for Real Riders! Early morning meet and greet at your accommodation in Chiang Mai. We will provide the tour briefing, and then your riding gear and bike. We will inform you briefly of local history, geography and acknowledge any personal requirements. Lastly we have a general Q&A opportunity for any concerns you might have related to the tour.Day 1. Chiang Mai – Nan (232miles or 373 kms.)Familiarize yourself with the bike while heading north of Chiang Mai. You will ride on the windy mountain road to Than Tong waterfall and Mae Kachan hot spring. Continue on true bikers paradise roads until you reach Phayao. Overview from top of the hill Phayao lake (Kwan Phayao) one of the largest lakes in Northern Thailand. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Ride the exhilarating, mountainous highway No. 1148 to Nan, ranked in the Top 10 as one of the most fun biking roads to be found anywhere in the world. 120 kms. of up and down curves through the impressive mountains providing you with pure riding pleasure. Visit Wat Phra That Khao Noi (Nan hilltop scenic temple) before relaxing in your lovely accommodation and jump in the swimming pool.Day 2. Nan – Phrae (175miles or 281 kms.)After breakfast, we leave Nan riding through winding mountainous roads. We then take the motorbikes on a wooden ferry across the Sirikit Dam reservoir. Sirikit Dam is the largest earth dam in Thailand. It´s used for irrigation, fisheries, flood control and as well as hydro-electric power generation. Lunch is served at Sirikit Dam. Then we continue on the highway passing through rice fields until we reach charming Phrae. It is a small city near Lampang and a few kilometers away from Denchai. Very few tourists come here to visit the area, but Phrae city and its surroundings worth to come. If you want to see authentic Thailand, the one not many tourists see, you definitely have to come here. Later you enjoy the beautiful accommodation with swimming pool.Day 3. Phrae – Chiang Mai (130miles or 208 kms.)After breakfast, we leave Phrae cruising along rice fields to Den Chai. Then riding through winding mountainous roads to Lampang. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Visit the Thai elephant conservation center and world´s first elephant hospital. Continue riding, passing through national parks and farming areas. Visit local market, stopping for refreshment, before heading back to Chiang Mai.

$784 Day Trips & Excursions

Yangon - Bagan Tour 4 Days

Day 1: Yangon arrival - Sightseeing (B)Upon your arrival, our guide and driver will meet and take you to your hotel. First, make a visit of Botahtaung Pagoda- one of interesting religious destinations of Myanmar and also its jetty where you can observe the daily activities of the locals.After visiting Art Gallery and others colonial buildings, continue downtown to Sule Pagoda, City Hall, Independence Monument.After your own lunch, continue your excursion with an exploration of the busting Bogyoke market where you can make your own shopping. Then, make a visit to one of the most revered Buddha images in Myanmar - Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha image. Walking around Kandawgyi Lake where you can catch the views of the nearby Shwedagon Pagoda and Karaweik (Hansa Bird) badge. In the late afternoon, you will visit this majestic pagoda to delve into the exceptional architecture. Overnight at the hotel.Day 2: Yangon - Fly to Bagan and Sightseeing (B)After breakfast in your hotel, take an early flight to the legendary land of Bagan. Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel and start off your trip with a visit of the bustling Nyaung U market where you can find nearly all Myanmar goods in its different sections, from the traditional longyi to other kinds of clothes.Afterwards, begin your temple discovery with various historic sites. Highlights include Shwezigon Pagoda-the most sacred and important religious architecture, Kyansit Thau Min- a tunnel with unique mural paintings, Bu-Phaya pagoda which has a bulbous shaped dome, Ananda Temple which features magnificent Buddhism artworks and ThatByin-Nyu Temple-one of the tallest temples of Bagan.Your journey will be continued after your own lunch. The next stop will be Htilo-Minlo Temple-enchanted by its fabulous mural paintings and unique carvings. Take some time to visit Gawdaw-Palin Temple to admire its colorful glazes plaques before transferring to Shwesandaw Pagoda for stunning views of surroundings at sunset. Dinner on your own and overnight in Bagan.Day 3: Bagan sightseeing - Fly to Yangon (B)Start your countryside exploration with a visit to some villages including Min Nan Thu Village, Phaw Saw Village or Tha Htay Gone Village where you can learn more about traditional culture of the region. Afterwards, make a visit to Nan-Paya and Manuha temples which are noted for its exceptional examples of Buddha statues. Continue onto Dhamma-Yangyi temple and then Gu-Byauk-Kyi temple. See unique and excellent murals and carvings inside the pagoda.Your excursion will end at a restaurant for your own lunch before transferring to the hotel for refreshment and a flight to Yangon. Overnight in Yangon.Day 4: Departure (B)After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for a departure flight.

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3-Day Nan Tour: The Hidden Gem of North Thailand

Nan stays well off the beaten path in Thailand: scenic and remote, the capital of the province bearing the same name is well-known domestically for its old architecture, it charming location inside captivating natural splendour, and for its tranquillity. The region has developed its own culture and often intricate values, after received its kingdom status that are omnipresent and can certainly boast as being unique. It is particularly the ample presence of tropical lushness that draws an increasingly larger crowd to Nan – after all, the mountains and forest regions make up for almost 75% of the whole province. For 3 days / 2 nights, experience what’s best described as a step back in time, with Buddhist relics that are dotted around the ever-present Nan River.After being welcomed by your English speaking guide at Nan Airport, you will head out straight for lunch before the start of the tour. The base of exploring Nan cannot start any better than at the once abandoned Wat Ming Muang, founded by the former ruler of the Nan Kingdom, Chao Anantaworaritthidej, dating back to 1857. Next, Wat Phumin has to be the most famous temple of them all, known for its stunning murals. Temples with a different vibe, such as the Sukhothai-inspired Wat Chang Kham Woravihan and the mountain temple of Wat Pratardnoi complete the first day. Those with some energy left should definitely explore the town by bicycle before calling it a night. Dinner is on own arrangement.Before the sun has set, it is highly recommendable to join your guide and the local community for an alms giving experience in Nan. After breakfast at your hotel, day 2 starts with a visit to the Wat Nong Bua: particularly the murals related to life from a bygone era are well worth the visit. With enough historical heritage now taken under the loop, the day will follow the path of natural beauty with visits to the primeval forests of Doi Phuk Ka National Park, the salt-winning field at Bo Klua, a unique natural source of rock salt has made Nan province one of the largest producers of salt the region. This day will not be complete with entering the village borders of Nong Bua Thai Lue Village, famous for its handwoven fabrics. Lunch and dinner at a local restaurant are included on this day before we bring you back to your hotel. The final day of your Nan experience; after breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and head straight to Wat Phrathat Chae Haeng. This temple was long the centre of Nan Town before it moved to its current location. Local residents see this temple as an important piece of their heritage, linked to when Nan was an independent kingdom. It is time to head back to Nan Airport for your flight back to Bangkok.