Visiting an temple ruin in Pua

Temple ruin in Pua, Nan - Thailand
Temple ruin in Pua, Nan - Thailand

A few weeks ago I saw some photos of people visiting a temple ruin in Pua. As I had never heard of it I started to ask where it was. We were told nearby a school we know. But as far as I know there are only the very small remains of an old pagoda. So we looked and I was correct, no remains of an old temple. So we asked and asked until we finally found someone who knew exactly where it was. Minor problem was that it is in between the rice field and only accessible by a small dirt road. And due to rain the all area was flooded. So finally this week we had time to explore the rice fields and find the remains of an old temple. Old? Well as there is no sign or anybody who knows more about it old can mean anything between 30 and 100 years. That said .... the area of Pua was the area where the capital of the old Nan kingdom was originally build. So yes there are actually some very old temples or at least remains of old temples and pagodas. So my next quest is to find out the history of the temple ruins.

Next to the temple ruins is a small open-air shrine and the house of a monk. Unfortunately the monk was not home. So we could not ask him. But we will try again and when I know more I will update this posting. For more information about Nan province see Destination Travel Guide Nan.

Popular Posts

Visiting the Wat Tham Phrathat Khao Prang in Chai Badan

It ain't over till the fat lady sings

Another sunset along route 1256 in Pua

Sunset in Krabi

On the motorbike to Nanthaburi National Park in Nan province

Visiting Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary in Loei

Tai Lue party in Pua

The Golden Triangle and beyond in North Thailand

Travelling along the Mekong River in Loei province