Wat Nong Bua

One of Nan's most stunning wats

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What we say: 3 stars

Famous for its intricate murals, this wat represents classic Thai Lue architecture and the murals are indeed exquisite. Painted by direct commision from the local authorities, it is thought that the murals here predate those in Wat Phumin in Nan, which could mean the Phumin murals were inspired by these ones. Though worn away in some places, they are still very interesting and breathtakingly detailed.

Aside from the murals there is a small petanque area out front and the local players welcome all international challenges.

Behind the wat to the right there is a small weaving centre and shop selling local fabrics at very competitive prices.

More details
Around 40km north of Nan
How to get there: Wat Nong Bua is well signposted off Route 1080 at around the 40km mark from Nan. From the main road it is around 3km to the temple. Follow the signs and when you reach a T-intersection with the sign Welcome to Nong Bua turn left and the temple is on your right.
Last updated: 7th March, 2004

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