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Staying at Nan Niyom Hotel in Nan town
Nan Niyom Hotel in Nan - Thailand
Nan Niyom Hotel is modern hotel located in a quiet street of Nan town with restaurants, shops and 7/11 within walking distance. Nan Niyom Hotel openend its doors in 2017 with 6 comfortable and modern decorated rooms with private bathroom with shower, air-conditioning and TV. The rooms are not so big but very well taken care of and most important clean. And the hotel has private parking.
Writing 3 July 2020 it seems that at some places in the world the Corona Crisis calms down. And looking to the covid-19 numbers in Thailand it looks OK here. But it have been a few months of Staying Home and we had to close our homestay for a few months. We are just opening this month again. And as Nan province is for 95% Thai tourisme we do not really notice that there are no foreigner tourists. And well I did loose a few jobs abroad, and there ain't going to be jobs for me this year. So yes we are effected also and the Corona Crisis did change our life a bit. Like ordering food, we now have FoodMan in Pua and we order many time our lunch. Very easy. And because many people became unemployed in Bangkok, Phuket or wherever also many young people came back to their hometown. Also in Pua you see now more young people and some started a new business here, like the FoodMan. And a few nice new western style restaurants. So it is not all bad and I hope the new business will succeed. An…
The Signature at NaN is located between the rice fields at the village Ban Nam Tuan, just 1 km from Nan town. And it is not only a luxury accommodation but also a Coffee Shop serving hot & cold drinks + cakes & snacks.
Information of The Signature at NaNBan Nam Tuan, east side of Nan River.Facebook : The Signature at NaNRoom rate : 1.000 - 3.000 Thai baht incl. breakfastRestaurant : Serving only cakes & snacksSwimming pool : NoPrivate parking : YesNumber of rooms : 6 standard (32 sqm) and 2 deluxe (50 sqm)TIPCheck available accommodation atBOOKING or AGODA
After a comfortable night sleep you wake-up at Non Na Pua, open your window and over loop the rice fields & mountains of Doi Phu Kha. Due to Covid19 Non Na Pua Homestay closed begin February 2020 and will open its doors again at 1 July 2020. Come and enjoy the green season in Pua, North Thailand. Non Na Pua offers special promotion for returning customers, booking directly or for booking more as 2 days. You can find Non Na Pua between the villages Ban Hia and Ban Ket, just 4 km away from Pua in Nan province, North Thailand. To book directly with Non Na Pua send a message via Facebook Messenger or Line Messenger. Or send an email to Booking @ Non Na Pua.
The raining season has started, most of the burning has stopped for the moment and had some rain this morning but at the moment a blue sky with some clouds and a cool breeze. Lovely weather and at the moment the US AQI is 17 here with a PM2.5 of 4.1 µg/m3. That is a huge different with 27 March 2020 when the US AQI was 108 here with a PM2.5 of 38.2 µg/m3. Hopefully we will enjoy this lovely clean air until at least end of February 2021. Then the burning will start again. And again suddenly everybody is shocked and everybody is screaming that something will be done. Keep on dreaming ... the cheap agriculture products supply the elite with a good profit. So the farmers in will keep on producing short-term agriculture like corn and cassava. And again many people living will directly and indirectly die of air pollution. The forest in the mountains will be cut down and nobody sees it until in the raining season there are mud-slides. And also then suddenly everybody is shocked and everybod…
Reposting from 2018. Nan province is motorbike riding heaven, so as motorbike rider living in Nan province I have plenty of choice for stunning routes to ride. The "Bo Klua Loop" is a famous loop to do from Nan town, but I do it from Pua. From where I am living it is only 48 km via route 1256 to Bo Klua, passing Doi Phu Kha National Park and Viewpoint 1715. From Bo Klua I first took the scenic route along the Mea Mang River. This is small road between the rice fields in the valley of Bo Klua and connects to route 1081. I then followed route 1018 in direction of Pua, but about 15 km before Pua I took a slightly different route back home. A few km route 1170 and then short-cut that goes to Pa Klang. Pa Klang is a group of villages created by the government as resettlement for Hmong & Tai Lue from the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. A total of 120 km, perfect for an early morning ride. Following is a serie of photos I made long route 1256 and route 1081.
This is about staying legally in Thailand. I love living in Thailand, it feels like my home. But although I am now living here more as 18 years, I still not have (and probably never will have) a permanent residence status or Thai passport. So that means that every year I will have to apply for a new Visa or a new Extension of Stay (EOS). Last year I did get a 1 Year Multi-Entry Non-Immigrant "O" based on marriage because I had overlooked a small thing when applying for an Extension of Stay. As this would end within 6 weeks from now I started the process for Applying for an Extension of Stay (EOS) based on marriage. What is an "Extension of Stay"?
Simply .... exactly what it says. And Extension of Stay permits you to stay longer in Thailand. Like I entered Thailand with a 1 Year Non-Immigrant "O" Visa, that permitted me to stay in Thailand until a certain date. As long as this visa is valid I can enter Thailand and get a 90 days entry-stamp. So 1 day befor…
Probably thanks to Richard Barrow in Thailand there was an article in the Bangkok Post about the infamous dual pricing system that is used at many places in Thailand. There even is a facebook dedicated to 2pricethailand. Dual what?? Well very simple, at some / many places non-Thai people pay a higher price as Thai people. Almost all National Parks use a dual pricing system, although some do not. Now you could argue that non-Thai do not pay tax in Thailand so it would be normal if they pay a little bit more. But also many private business use a dual pricing system. So it has actually nothing to do with paying tax. And sometimes the price difference is not a little bit but just 15 or 20 times the price Thai people pay. The all dual pricing system in Thailand is a bit more complicated as you think. Personally I refused to go to places that practice dual pricing but there are many ways to view the dual pricing system. If you do not read Thai then you might not be aware of the dual pricing…
When at the moment traveling in North Thailand you will see farmers preparing for the next rice season. I did write about it last week, it is that time of the year again, juist before the real raining season begins. The local farmers of Ban Hia are preparing the rice fields for the next season. The first thing is that the rice fields are cleared of the remains from the previous harvest of corn, vegetables, garlic, etc. Unfortunately most of that remains are burned. Then the rice fields are plowed and filled one time with water. Then they will plant rice that later will be replanted into a paddy with water. Now there are different ways of doing this first phase of the rice planting. Here you will see that the rice is first grown at home in containers and this containers are now put on the rice fields. And then covered with a screening. Following are more photos, all photos are made right in front of our homestay Non Na Pua. For more information about Nan province see Destination Trave…
Photo above is route 101 in Pua town and overlooking the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. As you see there is some road construction going on. It looks like they are going to make the road in town bigger (more lanes) as they did remove a part of the trees that were between the roads. Gone are the beautiful yellow flowers of the trees that were a signature of Pua town. The good thing is that with that trees probably also the hundreds of birds sleeping there are gone. The following photos are a bit more countryside of Pua. And sorry but again a sunrise balcony shot photo. For more about Pua have a look at Everything About Pua in North Thailand.
Sorry still no real traveling photos, although inter-provincial traveling is now possible in Thailand. The month June as begin of the raining season with in the first days of June rain at night and early morning. Mid June not much rain anymore, actually the forecast for June is 11% less rain as normal. And then on a sunny & hot afternoon we suddenly had a 20min rain front passing Pua. I love the rain. So this are again 2 Balcony Photos, this time not with a sunset/sunrise but with rain. For more about Pua have a look at Everything About Pua in North Thailand.