Nan (น่าน) is not the kind of destination most travelers are going to stumble upon, as it's remote by Thai standards. But if you take the time to get here, you’ll be rewarded with a relaxed city rich in both culture and history.

Many of Nan’s residents are Thai Lü, the ancestors of immigrants from Xishuangbanna in southwestern China's Yunnan Province. Their cultural legacy can be seen in the city’s art and architecture, particularly in its exquisite temples. But there's also a strong Lanna influence here, as revealed in the remains of the old city wall and several early wát.

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Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Nan.