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Nan To Ban Huay Kon

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  • The Heroes of Pho To Thung Chang Monument
    1 star

    This monument dating from 1976 took three years to complete and was opened by Their Majesties the King and Queen.

    Dedicated to those who died fighting against the communist insurgency, the landmark lists the names of the fallen by whether they were soldiers, police or civilians.

  • Weaving collectives
    2 stars

    Along Route 1080 there are a scattering of weaving collectives where you can observe craftspeople at work and purchase their work. They are well signposted from the main road and generally consist of a few looms under someone's house. The quality and selection of material vary from village to ... read more

  • Ban Sataeng
    1 star

    This small village is a border crossing to Laos for Thais and Laotians and is also home to a small Thai-Lao market on the 15th and 30th of every month.

    The village is about 7km off Route 1080 and the market is around 1km past the border checkpoint.

  • Tham Pua Tuub Complex
    1.5 stars

    Located in a small forestry park around 10km north of Nan, this rambling area is more a pleasant walk in the woods than a real cave exploration. Although lot of caves are dotted throughout the park, they are badly signposted and the trails are very poorly kept. Walking over the track that ... read more

  • Wat Nong Bua
    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 ... read more

  • Nan Riverside Art Gallery
    4 stars

    Just about the last thing you'd expect to see in upcountry Nan, this gallery was originally constructed as a residence for the famed Thai artist Winai Prabripoo. It was enlarged to play host to a large collection of work by bothe Winai and other Thai contemporary artists and is aimed to inspire ... read more


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