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.
|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
- Floating Thai Restaurant
Not really in Ban Pak Nai but .....
Accommodation in Ban Pak Nai
Price category taking in account the high-season prices :
฿ = Under 600 ฿ (Hostels, Guesthouses & Homestay's)
- Floating Hotel ฿฿
- Sinn Lodge ฿฿ (along route 1026)