About Thung Chang district in Nan province

Thung Chang is a district in the northern part of Nan province and a few very small villages along route 101 and Nan River are called Thung Chang town. Thung Chang is about 90 km north of Nan town and is the perfect base to explore the northern part of Nan province for hiking and hill-tribes in the green mountains. It is also the first place with an 7/11 and ATM you will see when coming from Laos via the International Border Crossing Huai Kon. There are a few hotels & guesthouses and even a few small restaurants & coffee shops. Although Manipruek is within Thung Chang district I will mention it separately.


Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
View over the mountains of Thung Chang in Nan province

How to get to Thung Chang?

  • By public transport take a mini-van from Nan town to Thung Chang. Or take one of the inter-regional busses or mini-van's doing this same route from Nan bus-station and passing Thung Chang. 
  • By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 north of Nan town, passing Tha Wang Pha, Pua and as last Chiang Klang before arriving in Thung Chang.
For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.

What to do in Thung Chang?

Well the little town of Thung Chang itself does not offer much more as a weekly market, but it is the location that offers great opportunities for hiking, bicycling and experiencing the real local Thai way of life. It is also a great base to explore the Hmong & Yao villages at Manipruek or caves in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha. Read my travel blog postings about Thung Chang or Manipruek

Food & Beverages in Thung Chang district

Along the main road (route 101) in Thung Chang village are a few small Thai restaurants and Coffee Shops. But as there is no real center of Thung Chang the restaurants are also a bit spread along the main road (what is basically the only road in Thung Chang).
Within Thung Chang district are more small Thai restaurants and Coffee Shops.
  1. Pat Pat Village (Ban Ngop)
  2. Nan Fig Organic Farm & Cafe (Ban Lae)

Accommodation in Thung Chang district

There are a few resorts, hotels and guesthouses in Thung Chang village.

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. Nice Resort ฿
  2. Siam Garden Bungalows ฿
  3. Thung Chang Hill Resort ฿฿
  4. Sahainan Permaculture Organic Farm

Within Thung Chang district are also a few other resorts, hotels and guesthouses

    Where to go next?

    Thung Chang is a bit the most northern real town in Nan province, so going northwards the next destination would be Huai Kon and Laos. Going southwards would bring you to Pua.

      Map of Thung Chang village

      Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand

      Route from Nan to Thung Chang

      Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
      Route from Nan town to Thung Chang

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


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