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NAN

Nan (น่าน) is a quiet and tranquil province, located in a valley in Northern Thailand.

Wat Hua Wiangtai
In Lanna area, there are hundreds of royal palaces, traditional houses and gilded temples.
Wat Hua Wiangtai
Located at Nong Bua Village, Wat Nong Bua (วัดหนองบัว) was built in 1862 during King Rama IV's time by Thai Lu. The assembly hall of Wat Nong Bua is in the traditional architectural style of Lanna.
Wat Nong Bua
Wat Nong Bua

Previously the Thai kingdom has many neighbouring kingdoms such as "Sip Song Pan Na" or สิบสองพันนา - Twelve thousand rice fields - now a province called Xishuangbanna in South China, "Lanna" or ล้านนา - one Million rice fields -, "Lan Chang" or ล้านช้าง - Land of a Million Elephants - now called Laos.

Wat Nong Bua
It is believed that the murals were painted in 1867. It tools 21 years and was completed in 1888. Everything about the hall is much simpler than that of Wat Phumin.
Wat Nong Bua
This pagoda is situated on the top of Khao Noi Hill. The hill is 800 feet high and provides a good viewpoint for Phra That Chae Hang.
Wat Phra That Khao Noi
Wat Phra That Khao Noi
Na Noi area
Na Noi area contains the famous Khun Sathan National Park including waterfalls, mountains and beautiful scenery views.
Na Noi area
The Nan National Museum is located at the original site of the palace of the Lord of Nan.
Nan National Museum
Nan National Museum
Sao Din
Sao Din is a natural geological occurrence located about 10 kms from Na Noi district. The site is characterized by a large earthen mould eroded by the elements through the ages, leaving only hard earthen columns, whose exotic shapes and forms.
Sao Din
Lanna Thai architecture features northern arts and culture such as temple mural painting.
Temple mural painting
Temple mural painting
Nan festival
Pride and awareness of Lanna culture are happening in events such as yearly Nan festival.
Nan festival
Beautiful and cheerful smiles from three Lanna young female traditional dancers.
Nan festival
Nan festival


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