About Sila Phet sub-district in Nan province

Sila Phet is a sub-district of Pua district and a small village (actually Ban Pa Tong) about 60 km north-east of Nan town, in between Santisuk and Pua. Sila Phet is at the base of the mountains of Doi Phu Kha, with the main destination the famous Sila Phet Waterfall, although there are also a few other waterfalls nearby.


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View over Sila Phet in Nan province

For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.

What to do in Sila Phet?

The main attraction of Sila Phet are the rice fields surrounding the village and the famous Sila Phet Waterfall. Read my travel blog postings about Sila Phet.

How to get to Sila Phet?

  • There is no public transport straight to Sila Phet, but you can take mini-van from Nan to Thung Chang and get off at Tha Wang Pha and then change to a Songtheauw to Sila Phet. 
  • By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 north of Nan town to Tha Wang Pha and then change to route 1170 to Sila Phet. You will be passing the famous Wat Sri Monkol. 

Food & Beverages in Sila Phet

Of course you can eat at Sila Phet Waterfall for lunch but along the main road are a few other small Thai restaurants.

Accommodation in Sila Phet

As Sila Phet is not yet a tourist destination for people to stay overnight there is also not much accommodation. The newest trend is luxury boutique homestay's with open-air bathtub or jacuzzi. And sometimes even a small (=tiny) private swimming pool.

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)
  1. Baan Chomphu
  2. Baan Yasarn Homestay
  3. Baan Suan Him Nam Yang
  4. Farmer School Homestay ฿฿
  5. Ing Na Homestay ฿฿+
  6. Nan Niran Boutique Resort 🏊 ฿฿฿ 
  7. Song's Farm & Restaurant

Where to go next?

From Sila Phet you can go south via Santisuk to Bo Klua or Nan town. Or you can go west to Tha Wang Pha to go to Chiang Rai. Or you can go north to Pua and Doi Phu Kha National Park.

Route from Nan town to Sila Phet

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Route from Nan town to Sila Phet

      Map of Sila Phet

      Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand

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