About Pak Nai in Nan province
Pak Nai is a very small village about 100 km south of Nan town, along the banks of the Queen Sirikit Lake (part of the Nan River). It looks like time did forget this place and it will disappear in the near future. It may appear as not much special but actually it is a great experience and a part of real upcountry Thailand that still exists in some hidden corners of provinces like Nan. Pak Nai is the place to cross the Queen Sirikit Lake by old fashioned ferry. Be aware that Pak Nai is about 100 km south of Nan town. For more information about Nan province have a look at Destination Travel Guide Nan.
|View over Queen Sirikit Lake at Pak Nai|
How to get in Pak Nai?There is no public transport to Pak Nai, the closest town with public transport is Na Noi in Nan province or Nam Pat in Uttaradit province. By private car or motorbike follow route 101 south of Nan to Wiang Sa and the route 1026 to Na Noi. And from there continue south on route 1026 to Pak Nai.
What to do in Pak Nai?The main attraction of Pak Nai is it being a picturesque fishing village with floating house boats. You can make a beautiful sunset or sunrise boat tour over the lake, go fishing or take the ferry to the other side. The ferry is operated by the locals and there seems to be no schedule. Just ask and wait, time plays no role here. The ferry can take people, motorbikes, cars and even an small truck. For more information see my travel-blog postings about Pak Nai.
Food & Beverages in Pak Nai
- Floating Thai Restaurant, Thai / Lunch & Dinner.
- 10.000 Miles Bikers Cafe, Hot & Cold drinks + Thai / Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation in Pak Nai
Price category taking in account the high-season prices :
- Floating Hotel ฿฿
- Sinn Lodge ฿฿