About Nan

Nan is a province in the North of Thailand. There are many diverse groups living in the area such as the local Thai Yuan, Thai Lue, Thai Puan, Thai Khoen, and Thai Yai. This is why there are so many languages in Nan, which is another charm of Thailand culture.

How to go

Bangkok – Nan buses, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, are offered at the Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Northern Line) every day. The journey takes around nine to ten hours. For more information, call 1490 or visit www.transport.co.th.

Online ticket booking is also available on www.thaiticketmajor.com and www.thairoute.com.

Private bus service options include Prae Tour (call 0 2936 3720), Sombat Tour (call 0 2936 2496), and

Cherdchai Tour (call 0 2936 0199).

There is no train service directly to Nan, but as the bus alone is such a long ride a combination train, bus journey might be more enjoyable. From Bangkok’s Samsen station take a train to Denchai station, the only station in Phrae, the province that borders Nan to the south. Leaving Bangkok around 9 pm, the train arrives at Denchai around 6 or 7 the following morning. From the train station in Denchai a blue songtaew goes to Phrae from where red buses leave fairly regularly for Nan, a 1 ½ hour ride that costs about 40-50 Baht.

From Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok
-Nok Air has five flights a day.
-Air Asia has two flights a day.

From Chiang Mai International Airport
- Kan Air has two flights a week.


Wat Phrathat Chang Kham Worawihan

Opposite the Nan National Museum is Wat Chang Kham. Its main features are the sculpted upper halves of elephants adorning around the Chedi, a Sukhothai influence. Here have been found stones with ancient Thai scripts relating the alliance between the kings of Nan and Sukhothai when Nan was still and independent state. An ancient golden Buddha is enshrined in the Vihan.

Wat Phrathat Chang Kham Worawihan