Travel Tips : What to do in Nan town?

Destination Travel Guide Nan, Thailand
Wat Phumin in Nan, North Thailand

Although Nan town is the centre of Nan province, it still is a small town. A bit like Chiang Rai or Chiang Mai probably were 40 years ago. The main attraction of Nan town is the slow life of upcountry Thai living and the many beautiful old temples in & around Nan town. Nan town is so small you can easily walk or bicycle all town. Traffic jams is something for places like Bangkok or Chiang Mai, not for Nan town. Another thing for big cities is exotic nightlife or international restaurants, because that is also something you will not find in slow life Nan town. So it will not surprise you that most of the tourists coming to Nan are Thai, only a handful of western or asian tourists makes it to Nan province.

So what to do in Nan town?

From Nan town you can make all kind of 1-day trips within Nan province but that is an other story for next time.

Nightlife in Nan town?

Well to start with there is not much nightlife in Nan town in compare to places like Chiang Mai or Bangkok. And the places are a bit spread over Nan town, although it seems that there is a development of pubs & restaurants along Soi Mahayot XX (the street has no name but have a look at the location tag link).

My two favourite pubs are Pump Cafe Station and We'Loft Bar & Bistro followed by Mitbun Ung Cafe and Relax @ Nan Pub. If you would like to dive into the local nightlife you might want to visit the Karaoke bars along route 101 near the airport.

Where to eat in Nan town?

My favourite area is the Riverside Boulevard (east-side along the Nan River, directly north of the main bridge). Here are a few simple restaurants and a few real restaurants like Huean Chao Nang Restaurant. And from here you have a nice sunset view over the Nan River. If you are carving for western food go to Voila Nirvanan Restaurant.

For more information about Nan province have a look at my website Destination Travel Guide Nan - Thailand


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