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ล้านนาตะวันออก / Tawan Og (eastern) East Lanna
เริ่มต้น ณ ที่นี้ น่าน (ห้วยโก๋น) ประตูสู่อินโดจีน From here Nan (Huay Kon) Gateway to Indochina
ไปหงสา เขตเศรษกิจพิเศษ 35 กม / To Hongsa Special Administrative Zone (rough translation)
ไปหลวงพระบาง ลาว 152 กม ทางน้ำ 90 กม / To Luang Prabang 152km, by river 90km
ไปเมืองลา ประเทศจีน 295 กม / To Mengla China 295km
ไปเดียนเบียนฟู ประเทศเวียดนาม 406 กม / To Dein Bein Fu (old name) Vietnam 406km

Taken on: 5th September, 2009. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Captain_Bob's page of Flickr

Read more about Nan

The province of Nan is rural, with rice and fruit cultivation spread across the wide Nan river valley and high mountains to the east and west, where a large hilltribe population dwells. Yao are particularly prominent -- you'll probably see some in the city market -- as are Hmong, N'tin and Khamu, the latter two groups being encountered in Thailand almost exclusively in Nan province.

Like Phrae to the south, was an independent city-state for much of its early existence, making up part of the Lanna federation, and was only incorporated into Thailand at the beginning of the 20th century. Today the same-named provincial capital, Nan, is a fairly typical provincial city with a vast, interesting history, some impressive wats and a very good museum to support it.

Outside the capital, the spectacular Read our complete Nan travel guide

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