The villages Ban Du Phong and Ban Phong are referred to as Santisuk village in Santisuk district, about 30 km east of Nan town. Not really a tourist destination, you will be passing Santisuk while taking the backroad to Bo Klua. It is good place for a pit-stop as there are 2 gasoline stations, Bank with ATM, small restaurants, a few small shops and 7-11. There even is a district hospital, police station, school, daily fresh market and of course a temple (Wat Don Mongkol).
Be aware that this is about Santisuk district and that there is within Nan province also a village Ban Santisuk but that is not within Santisuk district. And to make it more complicated at the border of Nan province and Phayao province is also a village Santisuk. This explains why in Thai news is always said Village X, in district Y in province Z.
|Route 1081 from Bo Klua to Santisuk|
What to do in Santisuk?The village Santisuk itself does not offer much but the the mountainous area nearby are great for hiking and bicycling if you are a tough bicyclist. For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.
Bo Klua - Ban Sapan - Ban Bo Suak - Ban Sakad - Ban San Charoen - Ban Kew Muang - Ban Luang - Ban Wen - Chiang Klang - Ban Huai Kon - Mae Charim - Manipruek - Na Noi - Pha Tub - Ban Pak Nai - Phu Phayak - Pua - Ban Pa Klang - Sila Phet - Song Kwae - Tha Wang Pha & Nong Bua - Thung Chang - Wiang Sa
How to get to Santisuk village?
- By public transport you can take the Blue Songtheauw truck from Nan bus station to Santisuk, takes about 60 min. You will be passing Ban Kew Muang what is already within Santisuk district.
- By private car or motorbike exit Nan town via route 1169 and keep on following that route until you are at T-intersection with route 1225. To the right is Santisuk.
Food & Beverages in Santisuk
The village of Santisuk town consists basically of one main street (route 1225) with some small streets along it. Along this main street and at the T-intersection are some small Thai restaurants. Route 1081 to Bo Klua is partly also within Santisuk district but the food & beverages of route 1081 can be found at the Bo Klua section. The village Ban Kew Muang is also within Santisuk district but information can be found at the Ban Kew Muang section.
Accommodation in Santisuk
As Santisuk is not really a tourist destination there is also not much accommodation. Be aware that Santisuk is about 30 km east of Nan town, not a suburb of Nan town.
Price category taking in account the high-season prices :
฿ = Under 600 ฿ (Hostels, Guesthouses)
฿฿ = 600 - 1.100 ฿ (Boutique style Guesthouse)
฿฿฿ = 1.100 - 3.000 ฿ (Midrange Hotels & Resorts)
฿฿฿฿ = 3.000 - 10.000 ฿ (Boutique Hotels & Resort)
- Ban Yen Homestay (house for 7 people) ฿฿฿฿
- Inn Box @ Santisuk Hostel (at Ban Nan Man Khong) ฿+
- House Space Coffee & Camping (at Ban Nan Man Khong)
- Sai Yai Rak Nan Homestay
- Sri Na Man Retreat ฿฿+
- Sri Na Man Resort ฿฿฿฿
- Natatha Farmstay (at Ban Nan Man Khong)
- Kiengphu Resort (at Ban Nan Man Khong)
- Khun Huai Taad Hills Camping
- Kiw Kalok Caping (near Ban Nan Man Khong)
Where to go next?
Santisuk is along the route between Bo Klua / Pua and Nan town, so either could be your next destination. Or a nice back-road route to Mae Charim.