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Destination Travel Guide Nan, Thailand

The eastern part of North-Thailand is my latest favourite area to travel in Thailand, Nan province. A still rural and remote province with far away historical influence from Burma and China. And until the 1970's a off-limit province for traveling due to the fact that the area was a stronghold from the Communist Party Thailand (CPT) and the People's Liberation Army of Thailand (PLAT). Besides the history it is a province full of stunning mountain ranges. On the east side bordering with Laos the "Luang Prabang" mountain range and on the west side bordering with Prayao province the "Phi Pan Nam" mountain range. So of course Nan province is also home to many beautiful National Parks, waterfalls and stunning viewpoints. And it is motorbike riding paradise with the many the roads on the edge of mountains. For more information about the beautiful Nan province in North Thailand see Destination Travel Guide Nan - Thailand.


Nan city is a bit like I imagine that Chiang Mai must have been 30 years ago. A small city full with old temples, small restaurants and of course the Nan River where every year are the famous boat races. At the northern point of Nan province is the Doi Phu Kha mountain where are still living Hmong hill-tribe people high in the mountain at Manipruek. And a bit more north is the International border between Laos and Thailand. This is a great gate-way to Laos and Luang Prabang.

Hell at Wat Phumin
Rice-fields at Pua

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