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Another sunset in Pua
Sunset in Pua, North Thailand
Last week I was walking with our dog and was watching this stunning sunset over the "rice" fields of Ban Hia, near the famous Wat Phuket. As you might know I love sunsets and sunrise's. For more information about Nan province see Destination Travel Guide Nan province, North Thailand.
Khao Soi Ton Nam Noodle Restaurant is in Thai just called Khao Soi Ton Nam and is located near D-Best OTOP Market just 100m before the Wat Ming Muang. Khao Soi Ton Nam is serving the best Khao Soi, a northern style curry noodle dish served with chicken or beef. Khao Soi Ton Nam was established about 45 years ago and 15 years ago it was taken over by the same sweet ladies of Hot Bread that is next door. And they are still serving the same delicious Khao Soi by the same recipe of the original owner, a little oil and freshly made chili paste. And still at the same location, it has become a institution of Nan town, not only for the delicious Khao Soi but also for the friendly smile and information about Nan province. Information of Khao Soi Ton NamNear D-Best OTOP MarketOpening hours : 8:00 - 16:00Kitchen : ThaiParking : StreetAir-conditioning : NoSeating : Indoor
Warning : I am writing this on 20 March 2020 and the graphic on the left is from 18 March 2020 and comes from the Department of Disease Control Thailand. This graphic is not meant as information about the corona virus. And I am not a medical specialist, so what I am going to write now is based on my own interpretation of the news and medical information that is currently available. For more information about the corona virus in Thailand you might also have a look at Wikipedia about the 2020 coronavirus outbreak in Thailand. Although the TAT still tries to sell the sunny beaches of Thailand they also have Thailand Tourisme Updates. For reality updates about traveling to/from Thailand you could have a look at Facebook from Richard Barrow in Thailand.
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Crossroads Nan Restaurant openend its doors September 2018 at Chang Puak House but in December 2018 they moved to a new location near the corner of Tanon Sumon Thewarat and Tanon Premprida. Crossroads Nan Restaurant is serving mainly western food like delicious hamburgers and steaks. So if you are graving for western food this is the place to go in Nan town for breakfast, lunch or diner.
Information of Crossroads Nan RestaurantNear the corner of Tanon Sumon Thewarat and Tanon Premprida in Nan townFacebook : Crossroads NanOpening hours : 8:00 - 21:00Kitchen : Western + Thai foodSeating : Indoors but no air-conditioning
Pua De View Boutique Resort opened its doors in 2017 with 17 comfortable and modern rooms on the edge of Pua town with stunning view over the valley of Pua with the impressive mountains of Doi Phu Kha in the background. Pua De View Boutique Resort has rooms on the ground floor with pool access and on the first floor with mountain view from you private balcony. The superior rooms do have a window but are facing to the backside. Of course all rooms have air-conditioning, TV and private bathroom (shower only). There is a small buffet breakfast in their dinning room, unfortunately there is not yet a full restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Information of Pua De View Boutique ResortNear Wat Phra That Beang Sakat in Pua townFacebook : Pua De View Boutique ResortWebsite : Pua De View Boutique ResortRoom rate : 700 - 1.700 Thai baht incl. breakfastSwimming pool : YesRestaurant : No, but serving breakfastParking : Yes, on-siteTIPCheck available accommodation atBOOKING or AGODA
The prime asset of Hin pha Homestay is the location in the middle of the rice fields of Pua. There are a few small bungalows, all with private bathroom, TV and air-conditioning. Some bungalows have a private balcony. And in the cool season there are 2 comfortable tents for camping. Of course there is private parking and there even is an kitchen that you can use to make your own local food. Nice friendly people and a great local experience. Be aware that Hin pha Homestay is not within walking distance from anything.
Information of Hin pha HomestayIn between the rice fields, about 5 km north of the center of Pua townFacebook : Hinpha HomestayRoom rate : 1.000 - 1.400 Thai baht incl. simple breakfast & dinnerTIPCheck available accommodation atBOOKING or AGODA
Rai Saut Mung Pho Farm & Homestay is located in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha and a bit difficult to find especially with the logo suggesting it is in Pua. Yes, technically it is located in Pua district but in reality it is better to say it is along route 1081 from Bo Klua to Santisuk. And even then you will only see a sign along the road and have to drive a small dirt track (be careful in the rain). But then hidden in the mountains you will find a oase of flowers at this so called Bio Farm where you can enjoy a coffee or a Thai snack while overlooking the stunning views over the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. And in the cool season it is a great place for camping.
Information of Rai Sut Mung Pho Farm & HomestayAlong route 1081 between Bo Klua and SantisukFacebook : Rai Sut Mung Pho Farm & HomestayKitchen : Hot & Cold drinks + Thai foodTIPCheck available accommodation atBOOKING or AGODA
The Balcony Restaurant is located on a hill between the teak trees and overlooking Nan valley, about 5 km from Nan town. Their speciality is Shabu & Grill. Besides delicious food they also serve hot & cold drinks and of course beer. You pay a fixed price per person and you can eat as much as you like. Beer is of course extra. The Balcony Restaurant is part of a small resort with bungalows between a private teak forrest.
Information of The Balcony5 km north of Nan town, along route 4019Facebook : The Balcony NanOpening hours : 15:00 - 21:00Seating : OutdoorsParking : On siteKitchen : Hot & Cold Drinks + Shabu & Grill
As there will not be any traveling in the next few months I will update you about living in Social Distance at StayHome during the Corona Crisis. Photo above was made last year and is a view of the peaceful valley of Pua. Last year when life was still normal, full of wild dreams. Who could even thought in his worst nightmare that we would be going to be living like this now? And here in Thailand at this moment of 22 March 2020 this is just the beginning. Warning this is a long ramble of my thoughts.
How did I get here? Since medio 2000 I am living in Thailand and since 3 years I am living with my wife in North Thailand. In January I went on a 22 days tour to Vietnam & Cambodia. But after 10 days I got sick and had to cancel the all trip. I did fly back to Thailand asap and did stay in a hospital in Bangkok for 4 days. After that I did fly back to North Thailand and I had to take life slow for a few weeks. That is fine as life here is slow anyway. So that was already a great start…
Baan Suan Nai Fun Homestay openend its doors in 2017 on the edge of Pua town on a hill with a stunning view over the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. Baan Suan Nai Fun Homestay consists of an main house (Puttharaksa) with 2 rooms (only one has air-conditioning) with private verandah (max. 6 adults and 4 children). In the tropical garden next to the main house are 2 bamboo bungalows (Dokkeaw & Dokmali) each with private verandah and each for max. 2 persons. The host of Baan Suan Nai Fun Homestay is a lovely local Thai lady who speaks English very well and who knows everything about Pua & Nan. A great location to explore the area of Pua. Booking of Baan Suan Nai Fun Homestay can only be done by telephone or Line (see their Facebook page). Be aware that Baan Suan Nai Fun Homestay is located a few km out of Pua town.
Information of Baan Suan Nai Fun HomestayAbout 5 km east of the center of Pua town, along route 1081Facebook : Baan Suan Nai Fun HomestayRoom rate : 1.500 - 5.000 Thai baht …
As there will not be any traveling in the next few months I will update you about living in Social Distance at StayHome during the Corona Crisis. I started this StayHome thread on 22 March 2020 but since 15 March 2020 we are in a kind of self chosen isolation, we only go to town for shopping. This is Day 8 at 29 March 2020. Photo above was made at 23 March 2020 on 8:00am. Do you see the mountains of Doi Phu Kha? Well me neither. Have a look at the photo below to see what you could see 2 days earlier. That photo was taken on 21 March 2020 on 10:00am. Here you can see at least the first mountains, while on a good clear day you will be able to see 3 more mountains behind that! Thanks to lack of law enforcement, lack of education, greed and just plane stupidity people keep on burning remains of harvests, garbage and whatever is in the way. We can see the mountains burning, we can smell the smoke from small fires nearby. Local people are in the long term killing themselves, their family a…