About Ban Pak Nai in Nan province

Ban Pak Nai is a very small village in Na Muen district,  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. Ban Pak Nai is the place to cross the Queen Sirikit Lake by old fashioned ferry


Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
View over Queen Sirikit Lake at Ban Pak Nai

How to get in Ban 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 Ban Pak Nai. For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.

What to do in Ban Pak Nai?

The main attraction of Ban 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 Ban Pak Nai.

Food & Beverages in Ban Pak Nai

In the floating village are  .... yes you guessed it right floating restaurants.
  1. Floating Thai Restaurant

Not really in Ban Pak Nai but .....

Coming from Na Noi on the way to Ban Pak Nai you will be passing
  1. 10.000 Miles Bikers Cafe

Accommodation in Ban Pak Nai

As there are hardly coming tourists anymore in Pak Nai there is also not much accommodation and it is very basic and not cheap. But the wake-up with sunrise over the lake is really stunning beautiful.

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. Floating Hotel ฿฿
    Coming from Na Noi on the way to Ban Pak Nai you wil be passing
    1. Sinn Lodge ฿฿ (along route 1026)

    Where to go next?

    If you are arriving from Uttaradit then the most logical next destination is Na Noi or Nan town. But if you are going in direction of Uttaradit then your next destination might be Nam Pat, Nakhon Thai, Uttaradit or Phitsanulok.

        Map of Ban Pak Nai

        Route from Nan town to Ban Pak Nai

        Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
        Route from Nan town to Na Noi in Nan province, North Thailand

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


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        The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!