About Tha Wang Pha in Nan province

Tha Wang Pha is a little town along the Nan River and is located about 45 km north of Nan town and is the gateway to Nanthaburi National Park and Chiang Rai. The main attraction nearby is the Wat Nong Bua in a small Tai Lue village. Tha Wang Pha is a typical small provincial town, too big to be a village and too small to be a town. But there is a Bus Station, Daily Fresh Market, Hospital, 7/11, PTT gasoline station, etc. The village consists of 1 main street with a few side streets, I assume that this was the old main road from Nan to Pua (as there is now route 101 that goes along the village). For more information about Nan province have a look at Destination Travel Guide Nan.


Destination Travel Guide Nan : About Tha Wang Pha
Old man playing music at Wat Nong Bua in Tha Wang Pha

How to get to Tha Wang Pha?

  • 🚌 By public transport you can take the Orange bus from Nan town to Thung Chang and get off at Tha Wang Pha. 
  • 🛵 By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 north of Nan town in direction of Pua.

What to do in Tha Wang Pha?

In Tha Wang Pha is actually not much to do but it is known for the small village Nong Bua, 2 km south-west of Tha Wang Pha, where you can visit the famous Tai Lue temple Wat Nong Bua. And from Tha Wang Pha in direction of Sila Phet you can visit the now famous Wat Sri Mongkol. Tha Wang Pha is also the gate-way to Phayao and Chiang Rai and along the way are Nanthaburi National Park, Caves, Waterfalls and Coffee Plantations. See my travel blog postings about Tha Wang Pha.

Food & Beverage in Tha Wang Pha

  1. Khing Pho Restaurant (in Ban Nong Bua) Thai / Lunch & early Dinner 👍
  2. Baan Imm Sook CafeThai & Western / Lunch & early Dinner + Hot & Cold drinks
  3. Nan Waterside Cafe, Thai & limited Western / Lunch + Hot & Cold drinks
  4. Ong Tong Restaurant, Thai / Lunch & Dinner  (along route 101)
  5. Phu Phayak Coffee
  6. Wang Phang View Restaurant & Coffee Shop, Thai / Lunch + Hot & Cold drinks
  7. Wang Matcha Noodles Boat Restaurant, Thai Noodles / Lunch

Accommodation in Tha Wang Pha

As Tha Wang Pha is not really a tourist destination there is not so much accommodation. Be aware that Tha Wang Pha is about 45 km north of Nan town, it is not a suburb of Nan town!

Price category taking in account the high-season prices :

      ฿     Under 600 ฿ (Hostels, Guesthouses & Homestay's)
    ฿฿    600 - 1.100 ฿ (Boutique style Guesthouse & Homestay's)
  ฿฿฿ 1.100 - 3.000 ฿ (Midrange Hotels & Resorts)
฿฿฿฿ 3.000 - 10.000 ฿ (Boutique Hotels & Resort)
  1. Nan Napa Resort ฿฿
  2. Phu Pipat Resort ฿฿
  3. Wang Pha Chalet ฿฿฿ (3 km before Tha Wang Pha, along route 101)
  4. Wang Phang View Camping ฿฿ (10 km west of Tha Wang Pha, along route 1148)
  5. Nan Waterside Lodge (at Pha Kwang, 15 km south of Tha Wang Pha)

    Where to go next?

    Tha Wang Pha is a bit in the middle of going everywhere. Going northwards to Pua and Bo Klua, going southwards to Nan town. Going westwards to Chiang Rai and going eastwards to Sila Phet.

    Map of Tha Wang Pha

    Map of Tha Wang Pha in Nan - Thailand
    Location on Google Maps

    Route from Nan to Tha Wang Pha

    Location of Tha Wang Pha in Nan province, North Thailand
    Route from Nan town to Tha Wang Pha

    Disclaimer : All information is created in good faith and is an expression of fair comment.

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