Nan is a hidden gem of a province and a refuge for travelers who wish to explore the natural beauty of northern Thailand and its rich cultural heritage. Nan is nestled in a verdant valley along the border of Laos. As the border town of eastern Lanna and with relative proximity to Luang Prabang, Nan’s culture is greatly influenced by the various neighboring kingdoms. You will see these rich cultures expressed through beautifully designed murals and the architecture of some impressive temples. Besides the splendor of the art on display, Nan also possesses the beauty of nature with its national parks (ideal destinations for trekking), waterfalls, and salt ponds. The rural province of Nan is also a region of northern Thailand where there is a relatively high populace of hill tribe communities.

Best time to visit: from November to February, the weather is cooler, cool breezes