Wat Phra That Kao Noi

An iconic viewpoint

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What we say: 4 stars

A few kilometres west of town, this temple with a view is one of the most common destinations for those looking for a lovely Nan photo-op.

Overlooking the downtown area and it’s surrounds, this towering Buddha statue and accompanying view has become rather iconic, and you will see the image in many tourism-related materials about Nan. There is also a token temple on site, but aside from a pleasant and rather large Buddha image inside, there is really not much to it.

For the best shots, come during sunrise, as the viewpoint faces East overlooking the city. The lighting is also excellent as the sun begins to set, casting a lovely orange glow over the valley below.

More details
A few kilometres west of town
How to get there: Heading South from the Bus Station on route 101, turn right on to the first road you come to. The road is well signposted, and leads directly to the temple
Last updated: 12th July, 2012

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