Phu Wae

Phu Wae is one of the mountain peaks in Doi Phu Ka National Park that includes the districts of Pua, Chiang Klang, Thung Chang, Mae Charim, Tha Wang Pa and Santisuk minor district. Doi Phu Ka (or Phu Ka hill) has lush vegetation and is an excellent river source. Read more

The natural phenomena Sao Din Na Noi are an interesting sight to see. Enormous holes, walls, and pillars of earth and rock can be seen here. It is orange-red in many different shapes. All of these are located in a 20-rai area, which is surrounded by pine forest. During winter, the forest turns into yellow, red, orange and brown which is in contrast with the blue color of the sky. There is a natural path created for tourists. Read more

At dawn, the mountain range is dark and cool with a chilly breeze. The valley, filled with natural abundance, is covered in thick morning mist. Doi Phu Kha is the only forest in Thailand that possesses some of the rarest species of trees in the world including the precious Bretschneidera sinensi, Arecaceae, and Sapindaceae. Visit in winter and you will find the sweet hue of Wild Himalayan Cherry flowers blossoming all over the mountain. Read more

Is there anywhere in the north that you can sleep in a tent in a midst of beautiful flowers and wake up in the morning to see the sunrise? You can find all these experiences at Doi Wow, Naan. At this mountain peak, visitors can see many different kinds of flowers and birds such as blue-throated sunbird, and orange leaf bird. The route up to Doi Wow is around 1,674 meters. Tourists will pass an evergreen forest and can really absorb nature. In the evening before sunset, three mountain peaks will appear with different shapes, elephant (Doi Chang), cow (Doi Wua) and on the is Doi Paaji. In November, the sun sets perfectly between Doi Wua and Doi Paaji. The night sky displays many stars, which is such a romantic atmosphere. This place will surely be loved by many visitors. Read more

Naan National Museum is a huge wooden building filled with all kinds of antiques and historical objects discovered in Naan province. It is one of the best examples of provincial museums with English labels for many items on display. Formerly the gilded house of Naan’s former governors and then the province’s city hall, the area is usually filled with couples cycling in the grounds and admiring the sweet and romantic evening ambience. Read more

Originally built in the Phya Pookeng reign and called Wat Luang Glang Wiang, the 600-year-old temple acts like a city pillar for the people of Naan. A rare statue of the walking Buddha with real gold can be found inside the image hall along with a number of Sukothai Buddha statues in the Buddhist library. Read more

Naan is a small province that used to have its own identity in the Lanna area. A range of mountains and thick forest was a formidable barrier preventing the outside world from entering this area. Read more

Phu Wae

Phu Wae is one of the mountain peaks in Doi Phu Ka National Park that includes the districts of Pua, Chiang Klang, Thung Chang, Mae Charim, Tha Wang Pa and Santisuk minor district. Doi Phu Ka (or Phu Ka hill) has lush vegetation and is an excellent river source. Additionally, it is considered unique to Nan.Phu Wae is one of the most distinctive looking peaks on Doi Phu Ka. Previously, there were only a few groups of visitors who successfully made their way up to the summit, as it is a steep and long climb. Nowadays Phu Wae’s beauty has become so well known that more and more tourists are finding their way to the top. For nature lovers the climb along the mountain ridge to Phu Wae is not too arduous or overgrown. Plus, the higher you climb, the breezier it is.

If you want to go up Phu Wae, please contact the national park at least two weeks beforehand. It is necessary to have a navigator and a porter to help carry luggage, bedding, food and drinks. A suitable time to allow for trekking up Phu Wae is three days and two nights. Camp on the way on the first night, then spend the second night on the mountain slope, and trek all the way down on the last day. Alternatively, you may wish to take a timesaving trekking option for physically fit adventurers to do a long walk and rest at the hillside on the first night, then climb down on the next day.Walking up Phu Wae requires a forest ranger to lead the way, and at least one night to stay over on the hill. Camping necessities include dried food, drinking water, warm clothing, and a tent because there are no guides or water source up there.

The popular starting point of the journey to Phu Wae is at Ban Dan, which is 50 kilometers away from the national park office. The mountain peak of Doi Phu Wae is a 1,837 metre high grassy wold. It allows tourist to enjoy panoramic views, particularly a view of mountain mist during the dawn and dusk, which is a really fantastic sight.The best moment of the day is at dusk in winter. In the late afternoon when the sun is about to set, the entire mountain of lush grassland turns lustrous and golden. As the sun’s orange radiance gets weaker, the scenery becomes more breath taking. For this reason, Phu Wae is nicknamed ‘changing colour mountain’.