Manipruek is group of Hmong & Tai Lue hill-tribe villages high in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha and is within Thung Chang district. Manipruek was formerly a famous area for poppy plantations but nowadays home to vegetable plantations. And slowly also a travel destination. It is a beautiful area and because of the isolated location not yet destroyed by modernisation. In this area you will also find a few caves and waterfalls. Be aware that the village Manipruek consists of 2 parts. Arriving at the Y junction at the Botanical Garden to the left is Manipruek 1 and to the right is Manipruek 2. The current villages are forced relocation villages.
|View over the mountains at Manipruek|
How to get to Manipruek?
- By public transport you will first have to travel to Chiang Klang and you have to arrange a Song Theauw from Chiang Klang to Manipruek.
- By private car or motorbike take route 101 to Pua and Chiang Klang and then follow the signs for Manipruek along route 101 and take route 4017 to Manipruek.
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 - Huai Kon - Mae Charim - Na Noi - Pha Tub - Pak Nai - Phu Phayak - Pua - Pha Klang - Santisuk - Sila Phet - Song Kwae - Tha Wang Pha & Nong Bua - Thung Chang - Wiang Sa
What to do in Manipruek?
The main attraction is the local village life of the Hmong living in the remote villages. And the area is famous for caves and a few viewpoints like Doi Pha Phueng. Read my travel blog postings about Manipruek
- See sunrise at Doi Pha Phueng
- Go caving at Tam Pha Phueng
Food & Beverages in Manipruek
Accommodation in ManipruekThe village Manipruek is high in the mountains of Doi Phu Kha behind Thung Chang and this little village starts to become a point of interest for tourists. Until a few years ago there were no homestay's, restaurants or coffee shops. Now there are a few homestay's & campings and a a few coffee shops.
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)
- Phuvae View Home Camping & Coffee Shop
- Gem Forrest House
Where to go next?
Manipruek is on a dead-end route so you will first have to get back to Route 101 from where you can go north to Thung Chang or Huai Kon. Or going south to Chiang Klang, Pua and Nan town.