|Murals at the Wat Phumin in Nan - Thailand|
The Tai Lue migrated from the Southern Chinese province Yunnan all over South East Asia, also to the area we now call Nan province in North Thailand. And the Tai Lue have proven to be artists with textile and mural paintings, something you can still see nowadays in Nan - Thailand. Their heritage can been seen in the way of building old residential wooden houses. And in the style temples were build & decorated. Not only on the outside of the temples but especially the inside of the temples with beautiful murals. So when you are traveling in Nan - Thailand have a look at the Wat Phumin and Wat Nong Bua. And of course there are some other extra-ordinary temples like the Golden Temple (Wat Si Phan Ton), the smalles temple of Thailand Wat Noi and the Wat Phaya Wat with an unusual Chedi build in Mon architecture. And of course there are also a few meditation temples.
Most temples are open all year around, daily from 8:00 - 17:00 and entrance is free. The most interesting temples in Nan town are within the Historical Center and nearby Nan town. A few other temples are in Tha Wang Pha (45 km North of Nan town) and Pua (60 km North of Nan town). For more information about Nan province have a look at Destination Travel Guide Nan.