Photo: Salt paraphernalia .

Things to see and do

Ride north on Route 1081

Route 1081 heads north from Bo Kluea running parallel to the Lao border until it reaches the district town of Chaloem Prakhiat in the far northeast of Nan. From here the route becomes Route 101 with a north fork taking you up to the Lao border at Huay Kon or west to Thung Chang, and the road back to Pua and Nan. The first 80 kilometre or so stretch to Chaloem was in pitiful condition when we rode ... Read more about Ride north on Route 1081 .

Salt wells
Centre of Bo Kluea, riverside

Bo Kluea means “salt well” in Thai and the tiny village of the same name lays claim to two of these geologically unusual features. They’ve been mined for centuries — their salt once exported to China — but these days form the village’s main tourist ... Read more about Salt wells .

Khun Nan National Park
5km north of Bo Kluea town
T: (097) 954 8859 (general)

Founded in 2009 and coming in at less than 250 square kilometres, Khun Nan National Park makes a fair bid at being one of Thailand’s most remote and, we suspect, least visited protected areas. The more prestigious Doi Phuka lies just to the west and larger Mae Charim is situated south of here; Khun Nan seems to have been an ... Read more about Khun Nan National Park .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Bo Kluea? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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