Wat Poomin, Naan

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

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.

The fascination of this province is not only the civilization but also the culture and the people that are closely bound to Buddhism. It can be clearly seen from many temples that were built in this province especially in the city area. There are many temples on both sides of the road and many families that are waiting to welcome visitors.

Wat Poomin (Poomin Temple) is like the signature of Naan. It is where four Buddha images were enshrined. Inside the temple the light is muted, only a little sunshine can penetrate through the walls and reflects with the blue-red wall paintings. The wall paintings of Poomin Temple show the biography of the Buddha and Thai literature, which has many doctrines for Buddhism. All the paintings are very beautiful and look lifelike.

Behind the temple, there are also small museums and souvenir shops for the visitors to stop by for some souvenirs.