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Nan

Nan is a frontier town of the Eastern Lanna Kingdom with an abundance and mixture of cultures from the high mountain ranges to the plain. The town was as ancient as the Sukhothai Kingdom and was under the continuous ruling of 64 kings. It is located 668 kilometres north of Bangkok. Nan is a remote province, yet one that is richly rewarding in both its cultural and scenic attractions.  


Nan is a frontier town of the Eastern Lanna Kingdom with an abundance and mixture of cultures from the high mountain ranges to the plain. The town was as ancient as the Sukhothai Kingdom and was under the continuous ruling of 64 kings. It is located 668 kilometres north of Bangkok. Nan is a remote province, yet one that is richly rewarding in both its cultural and scenic attractions.  

 

How to Get There

Car - Driving from Bangkok to Nan takes around 9 to 10 hours, which you may pass several provinces such as Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Phrae etc, depending on the Highway you choose. The whole journey is around 670 Kilometers.

Bus - Take the daily bus from the Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) on Kamphaeng Phet Road to Nan. The journey takes 9 hours.

Air - The fastest way from Bangkok to Nan is by airplane. It takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. There are daily flights operated by Nok Air, Air Asia etc


Getting Around in Nan

Song Theaw/Tuk-Tuk - The local means of transportation in Nan. It is popular for short and quick journeys. They are always around town. Fares charged depends on the bargaining.

Car/Motorcycle - The most suitable way to travel around in Nan should be renting car or motorcycle. It is easier to reach the destination you plan to go.


Special Event

There is Traditional Long Boat Races held in October or November in Nan. These are among the largest and the most exciting of all the traditional longboat regattas held by many riverine communities around Thailand to celebrate the end of Buddhist Lent. The special feature that makes the long boat of Nan to be different from other provinces of Thailand is that the figureheads of the boats are carved in the shape of Naga.  

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