In Nan and Around
Khiri Travel incorporates new destinations through short three to four day mini-journeys which can be easily added to existing programs by making good use of Thailand’s many budget airlines. In addition to making this an easy way to refresh your products, it’s a great step forward for sustainable tourism as traveller dollars will be spread beyond the major metropoles to areas that need to increase their inbound tourism and the livelihoods they support.
The quaint town of Nan has a lot to offer the curious visitor such as Northern Lanna style temples, like Wat Phumin, which feature stunning temple murals showing daily life from days gone by. Every evening, Wat Phumin also has a great night market right in front, giving visitors the opportunity to try tasty local snacks and food.
Outside Nan, you’ll find Wat Phra That Khao Noi and its great viewpoint over the town and surrounding countryside next to a large walking Buddha image. Another fascinating temple, Wat Phra That Chae Haeng, boasts an impressive 55 meter gold clad main chedi.
Besides Wat Phumin there are the ‘golden’ Wat Sri Panton, Wat Ming Muang’s city pillar, and Wat Phaya Wat’s Mon style chedi, among others.
Further from town is the Nan Riverside Art Gallery, showcasing an intriguing collection of modern and traditional art, including children’s drawings and temple murals.
And that’s just the beginning! Nan province has an abundance of National Parks as well as camping sites and hiking opportunities. Despite all these attractions, it is still mainly popular among Thai tourists and you’ll seldom meet foreign travelers here!
From Nan clients can travel straight to Chiang Rai or go South to the gingerbread house town of Phrae and continue to Lampang and Chiang Mai. And for those interested in a multi country experience, there’s a border crossing with Laos as well!