Map of Nan

Nan - about 670km north-east of Bangkok, is a rather relaxed little town in the remote valley of the Nan River in Northern Thailand. The area is still covered with dense jungle but arable land is used for agriculture. It is an ancient city steeped in history with its long association with both, Lanna-Thai and Sukhothai kingdoms.

The people of Nan descend from the Lan Changs (Laotians). Their ancestors moved to settle around present-day Pua district which is rich in rock salt deposits, about 700 years ago at the time when Sukhothai was becoming the kingdom of the Thais. They subsequently moved south to the fertile Nan River basin.

Nan's history is deeply involved with its neighbors, in particular Sukhothai which played an important role in both political and religious terms before Nan became a part of Lanna, then Burma and now Thailand. Today Nan is still the home of numerous Thai Lue and other hill tribes who retain highly interesting customs and traditions.

Nan Hotels

Apirata Resort
171 Moo 11, Dutai, Muang
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from 34 $
Boklua View Resort
209 Moo 1, Baan Boloung
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from 33 $
Dhevaraj Hotel
466 Sumonthevaraj Road,
Rating : 5.4 / 10
(9 reviews)
from 27 $
Nan Keereethara Hotel
99 Yantarakitkosol rd.,Dutai,
Rating : 5.4 / 10
(4 reviews)
from 20 $

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