2) Pua & The Waterfalls
Coffee with view
The first stop is this local coffee shop with a beautiful view. All their products are locally produced (The also sell Ice coffees/ teas, sodas, beers, snacks and ice-creams) Go and grab a great local arabica coffee with or without ice and enjoy the view.
A beautiful Nan Waterfall
This waterfall (full of fish) is right in the jungle and has 9 levels (we personally never reached the top level). There is no motorway to reach these beautiful waterfalls, actually during the rainy seasons the road sometimes becomes inaccessible but there are many other waterfalls around. Bring your swimwear if the weather is okay.
This Temple is not far from the place you had or will have lunch and is quite different from the others. You will discover why. In the rainy season you can walk over bamboo bridges to learn about the growing of rice and you can make great pictures here too. There are also opportunities to make pictures at the Temple grounds.
Time for Lunch (included). This roadside and riverside stall has a wonderful noodle soup served in bamboo. Served to your liking. Enjoy!
While the old town is already charmingly rural, let’s take it to the next level in Pua. Pua is the most dearly beloved countryside in Nan thanks to its endless view of paddy fields and mountains. In addition to rice, Tai Lue culture thrives there as it’s where they first settled in Nan. Sip coffee at a complex of thatched-roof huts in the middle of rice fields. Learn about the art of Tai Lue weaving and buy traditional yet hip fabric and textile products at Lamduan Textile.
This canyon is seasonal only! It is only accessible in the dry season and you need to clim a little bit. A good alternative is the nearby mushroom farm which has a nice view if you like to rest a little bit and enjoy a iced coffee or tea.
Many people just visit this temple and stop at the viewpoint with the mountains in the distance. The Temple is also welcoming people to stay for Dhamma teaching/practising. This is the first temple-stay in Thailand. However to stay in the temple you must respect and follow the rules of the temple.
A visit to the biggest Silver Factory in Nan is for some people a highlight as the prices are low. You can see how all the items are made. The silver is bought from medical equipment as there is no silver-mine in Nan It is a good way to use the silver again and made into beautiful jewellery and artifacts.
Tha Wang Pha District is another place where Tai Lue culture is still alive. More than the spiritual center, the temple is where you can enjoy the murals that tell the local stories of Tai Lue people. Next to this temple is a traditional Tai Lue house that serves as a Museum. Explore each room and learn how Tai Lue people live and watch the demonstration of Nam Lai textile weaving if you like.
Nan has the biggest bamboo in the world
If there is time (the Nan River side Art Gallery is closed on Wednesday) we can visit this place in a little village not far from the art gallery. Here you can see the biggest Bamboo of the world.
The Nan Riverside Art Gallery
The Nan Riverside Art Gallery has one of Thailand’s best local art collections. Founded by a nationally famous artist from Nan, Winai Prabripoo, the gallery building houses paintings and mixed media by local artists while the relaxing garden on the banks of the Nan River displays sculptures. Nan Riverside Arts Space proves that Nan is a place to be for not only traditional art lovers but also contemporary art enthusiasts.
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