About Ban Sapan in Nan province

Ban Sapan is within Bo Klua district and about 15 km north of Bo Klua town. Ban Sapan is a small village in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha and along the Wa River. Since 2017 Ban Sapan became a popular destination for Thai tourism. It is all about location and the location of Ban Sapan in a valley is indeed stunning. And it is amazing how much development is going on here. In 2015 it was just a village without accommodation. But in 2021 there are many homestay, camping and even some restaurants and coffee shops. Be aware that tourism in Ban Sapan is fully dedicated to Thai tourists, so most accommodation & restaurant names are in Thai only. And most signs are in Thai only as well most staff of accommodation & restaurants will only speak Thai. And be aware that Ban Sapan is about 94 km north of Nan town, what will take you about 90 min driving.


Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand

How to get to Ban Sapan?

Ban Sapan is within Bo Klua district and about 12 - 15 km north of Bo Klua village
  • By public transport you will first have to take the bus from Nan town to Pua and then in Pua change to a Songtheauw to Bo Klua and from there another Songtheauw to Ban Sapan. You can privately hire a Songtheauw in Pua so you can make a nice trip to Ban Sapan and stop along the way when you want.
  • By private car or motorbike just follow route 101 to Pua and then follow the signs for Doi Phu Kha National Park and follow route 1256 to Bo Klua. In Bo Klua follow the signs Ban Sapan (at the T-intersection go left). After about 12 km there is a road to the right with a sign for Ban Sapan.
For information about other places in Nan province click on their name below here.

What to do in Ban Sapan?

The main attractions of Ban Sapan is the location in a valley surrounded by the mountains of Doi Phu Kha and bordering Laos. In the early morning you have a beautiful sunrise over the mountains. For more things to do read My Travel Blog about Ban Sapan

Other things to do in & near Ban Sapan are :
  1. Swimming at Saphan Waterfall in the jungle of Khun Nan National Park
  2. See the Origin of the Nan River

    Food & Beverages in Ban Sapan

    Accommodation in Ban Sapan

    While 5 years ago you could count the accommodation on 1 hand, nowadays there is many accommodation and there are still building more. The newest trend is luxury boutique homestay's with open-air bathtub or jacuzzi. And sometimes even a small (=tiny) private swimming pool. In high-season days you better book your room in advance! Be aware that Ban Sapan is very popular for Thai tourisme and rooms are not cheap. There are now more as 21 accommodations listed but there could already be more.

    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)
    ฿+     = top-end of category

    Along route 1081 (actually Ban Na Poo) :
    Along the Wa River before the village Ban Sapan :
    In the village Ban Sapan :
    1. Ban Sapan Retreat
    2. Mong View Sapan Resort
    3. Sapan Countdown ฿฿+
    4. Sapan Rive Camp ฿฿฿+
    In the valley & hills behind the village Ban Sapan :

    Where to go next?

    For most people Ban Sapan is an end destination and going back you would be going to Pua or Nan town. But going north you could go to Ban Wen, Phu Phayak or Huai Kon (the border with Laos).

    Map of Ban Sapan

    Destination Travel Guide Nan by Traveling 2 Thailand
    Map of Ban Span

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


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