Nov 26, 2011

Kan Air - a new bird in the sky
over Northern Thailand

Kan Air: Who goes to Check-in in Chiang Mai airport will notice this new name. Kan Air started in february 2011 and flies from its homebase Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, Nan, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sot and Phitsanulok. The company bought a brand-new Cessna Grand Caravan 208B, a single-engine turboprop with 14 seats. It has taken over the Chiang Mai-Pai route from SGA Airlines, which operates as Nok Mini. Nok Mini now operates from Chiang Mai routes to Nan and Udon Thani and many more routes from Bangkok. Read more in Bangkok Post.

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Nov 24, 2011

The Palace of Princess Dara Rasamee and
Wat Pha Dara Pirom

See the location on Mae Rim Google Map

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One of the hidden treasures in Chiang Mai: The Dara Pirom Palace Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์พระตำหนักดาราภิรมย์, also Tamnak Daraphirom Museum) in Mae Rim. It lies inside the Dara Rasamee Military Camp. It has been built by Princess Dara Rasamee. She has been born in 1873 as daughter of the 7th Lord of Chiang Mai. During a visit in Bangkok she met King Chulalongkorn, who took her as one of his concubines in 1886. After the king had passed away she returned to Chiang Mai and built her residence: Phra Tamnak Darapirom (Darapirom Pavilion). She was also interested in farming and had a farm for experiments, called "Suan Jao Sabuy". She planted also roses, a pink one got the name Chulalongkorn. After she had died Chulalongkorn University purchased the palace.
During a renovation the outside and the inside of the palace were repainted in original colors. Also the garden was restored. Today in the museum you will see the living quarters, textiles, furnishings and musical instruments. The museum is open from 9am to 5 pm.

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Nearby you will discover Wat Pa Dara Piron:

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Nov 17, 2011

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Mar 11, 2011

The Footprints of four Buddhas

See the location on Wat Phra Phutabat Si Roy Google Map

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Up in the mountains: Stairs up

Wat Phra Phutabat Si Roy วัดพระพุทธบาทสี่รอย : A long winding way through the hills leads up to this sanctuary in the mountains: By a long stairway you reach a viharn giving shelter to four Buddha footprints. The legend says, that Lord Buddha Kakusantha (also Gooksantha) left the first 6 meters long footprint on the stone called Silaprade, he was followed by Lord Buddha Konakamanomana (also Gonakomna, 4.5 meters long), Lord Buddha Kasapah (Gassapa, 3.5 meters) and Lord Buddha Kotama (Gotama, 2 meters). The last of them made the prediction, that the next Buddha, named Buddha Pra Sri Ariya Mettrai, would come here, erase the previous footprints and put his footprint in place.

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The Viharn with the four Buddha footprints

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In 1928 Princess Dara Rasmi, the consort of King Chulalongkorn, built the wiharn over the footprint. Later Pra Kruba Sriwichai renovated the place. Again in 1993 Pra Kruba Pornchai, who led a group of monks and novices, renovated the temple.

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The four footprints. See also picture by Empty Hands

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The ordination hall

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Nearby you find a meditation center. Read more by Brooke.

The recently built ordination hall, where there are portraits of the past and the current kings and famous Thai monks, has four entrances.

See a video by thaitravelguide on youtube

How to arrive: Turn left from highway 107 on the Saluang entrance. The way to the temple takes about 32 kilometers.

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Hotels and Resorts in Mae Rim แม่ริม;
Holidays next to the ricefields and in the hills

See the locations on Mae Rim Hotels Google Map

In Mae Rim

Away Susansawan Resort: See gallery by Astudothailand

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai:

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View from the main building

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The upper pool

Howie's HomeStay: From 25000 Bath. Neighboring the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai. A hand crafted residence on four private acres, surrounded by magnificent gardens with views of the Mae Rim mountains, the Himalayan foothills. Seven residential pavilions tucked away among tropical gardens, rippling streams and water gardens. Howie's HomeStay has been designed by Bill Bensley, an American living in Thailand for the past 25 years. Time Magazine named him the"King of exotic resorts". He created seven main structures — including living, dining, master bedroom, studio and guest spaces — as well as three salas. For that he choose recycled golden teak. The American Howard and his Thai wife Jerri are living here and receiving guests. Read more in the review by Architectural Digest. Reviewers on are excited. Find great pictures on

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Mae Rim Lagoon Resort: See picture by megdewindt

Sukantara Cascade Resort:

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The lobby. See also gallery by sapalmer

The Spa Resort Chiang Mai: See gallery by NatpichaiD

Around Mae Rim

Lan Dao Resort:

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The view from Landao Resort

Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort:

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Proud Phu Fah Resort: See gallery by Emily

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Feb 7, 2011

Where to eat in Nan น่าน

See the locations on Nan Google Map

Restaurants Nan Town

Da Dario's Pizza. 37/4 Amnuai Road.

Hot Bread: 38/1-2 Suriyapong Road. Bakery and vegetarian food. "Their Khao Soi, sandwiches, and western style breakfast cannot be beat", writes Mr. Jaime

Huean Hom: 11/12, Suriyaphong Road (near National Museum). Noodle with chicken, beef or pork in curry (khaosoi), papaya salad (somtam mueang), northern style sour soup (kaeng som mueang nuea), minced meat salad (lap khua), noodle dish with pork blood (khanomchin nam ngiao) or with fish curry (nam ya).

Just Jazz: 124/1 Ananta Woraritthi Det Road. Thai and Western food, wine.

Khao Tha Lu Chumporn Coffee: You get Robusta coffee as well as highland Arabica coffee, reports Calypso Island Chronicles

Nan Steak House: 15/7 Sumon Thewarat Road. Only Western food, with pizza and spaghetti.

Ruean Kaeo: 1/1 Sumonthewarat Road

Suriya Gargen: 9Sumonthewarat Road.

Ton Nam: 38/1-2 Suriyapong Road.

Tony's Place: Thai and Western food. English breakfast.

Thanaya: 75/23 Anantaworaritthidet Road

Ya Chai: 34/2 Sumonthewarat Road

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You discover Nan น่าน through the eyes of people, who have been there. This blog collects their voices from blogs and travel-related forums like or and their pictures from and other sources. Google Maps help you to create your own tour. Links give you background. Welcome to Nan!

Nan น่าน - beautiful nature and wonderful temples

Hotels and Guesthouses in Nan น่าน

Restaurants in Nan น่าน

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Hotels and Guesthouses in Nan น่าน - seen by people, who have been there

See the locations on Nan Hotel Guesthouse Google Map

Where you stay in Nan

Amazing Guest House อเมซิ่ง เกสท์เฮาส์: 23/7 Thanon Rat Amnuay. Fan-Rooms from 200 Bath. 10 minutes away from the centre, near Nan-River. Read review on

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Apirata Resort อภิรตา รีสอร์ท: From 1100 Bath. Phone: 054 774 823, 087 176 3206
. See pictures on

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City Park Hotel โรงแรมซิตี้ปาร์ค: From 700 Bath. No. 99 Moo 4 Yantrakitkosol Rd.,Tambon Dootai.Phone: 054-741343, 081-7831140. Critical reviews on See a picture by Nicole

Dhevaraj Hotel โรงแรม เทวราช: From 8oo Bath. 466 Sumonthewarat Road. Phone: 054 751 577, 054 710 212, 054 751 106-9. With swimming pool. Good location in the centre of Nan town. In walking distance from the most beautiful temples. Read the review by "Good basic hotel", not more, according to reviews on See picture on (the big new building on the left) and from inside.

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Doi Phukha Guesthouse: From 100 Bath. Aranyawat Road. Next to Aranyawat Temple. Basic rooms acording to 20mn walk from old Bus Station, turn left and follow Mahawong Rd down to find the street then turn left.

Eurnkgum Guesthouse เอื้องคำเกสต์เฮาส์:

Fah Place ฟ้าเพลส: From 350 Bath. 237/8 Sumonthevaraj Rd. Phone: 054 710 222

Fahthanin Hotel โรงแรมเวียงแก้ว
: From 700 Bath. Anantaworarittidet Road. Phone 054-750573, 084-6121968. Seven floors.

Grand Mansion Hotel โรงแรม แกรนด์ แมนชั่น: From 230 Bath. 71/1 Mahayot Road. Phone: 054 750 514-5, 054 711 505. See picture on, from inside and rooms

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Huen Mai Hom Homestay เฮือนไม้หอมโฮมสเตย์: From 1000 Bath. 644 Moo 4, Chaisatan. Phone: 086-7226386,054-775483.

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Huen Mai Ruay Homestay เฮือนไม้รวย โฮมสเตย์: Phone: 054 771 497, 080 672 8312.

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Huen Muan Jai Homestay เฮือนม่วนใจ๋: From 300 Bath. Opposite Wat Mongkol (through the old town wall). Run by a couple, very cute. Phone: 082-3302517, 081-7658730, 054-711658.



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K1 Modern Art Hotel โรงแรมเควัน : From 550 Bath. 4/27 Voravichai Road. Phone 081 8825373

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Nan Boutique Hotel: From 1100 Bath. 1/11 Kha-Luang Road. Phone: 054 775 532. Very good reviews on See pictures by T. F. Rhoden and Juntira.

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Nan Fah Hotel โรงแรม น่านฟ้า: From 400 to 500 Bath. 436-440 Sumonthewarat Road. An old wooden house, next to the Devaraj Hotel. Ask for a room at the back, because the street can be noisy, advises Bikes fore hire. Good review von See pictures.

More pictures by Santi.chotkaew and by tigernutch

Nan Guest House น่าน เกสท์เฮาส์: From 350 Bath. 57/15 Mahaphrom Road. Phone: 054 771 849, 081 288 8484, 089 451 3416. They rent bicycles. Read the review by and very good reviews on See pictures on

Nansabaidee Mongkolsiri น่านสะบายดี: From 400 Bath. 4/1 Chao Fa Road. Phone: 054 772 958, 097 183 3888.

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Nan Valley Resort น่านวัลเล่ย์ รีสอร์ท: 229 Moo 4 Nan-Thung Chang Rd., Tambon Pha Sing. Phone: 054 682 251, 054 682 286.

P. K. Guesthouse: See pictures by fabiatta

Risasinee Spa & Resort ริสาสินีสปา&รีสอร์ท: From 1500 Bath. 215 Mahayot Road.

S.P. Guest House เอส.พี เกสท์เฮ้าส์: From 300 Bath. 233 Sumon Thevarat Rd. Phone: 054 774 897, 086 654 9002. Read the review by

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Sri Nuan Lodge ศรีนวลลอดจ์: From 400 Bath. 40 Nokam Rd. Phone: 054 710 174, 0 5477 2956.

Sukkasem Hotel โรงแรมสุขเกษม: From 180 Bath. 119 – 121 Ananworarittidej Rd. Phone: 054 710 141, 054 771 581

The City Park Hotel โรงแรม เดอะ ซิตี้ ปาร์ค: 99 Moo 4 Yantrakitkoson Road.

107 Tower Hotel โรงแรม 107 ทาวเวอร์: From 350 Bath. 106/42 Mahayot Road. Phone: 054 71 1727, 054 77 2202.

Where you stay outside of Nan Town

Around Nan

Nan Fah Sai Resort น่านฟ้าใสรีสอร์ท: From 400 Bath. 105 Mu 8 Tambon Pan Kaew Amphoe Phu Phiang. Phone 08 9482 9875. Also camping with your own tent is possible.

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Nan The Waterside Resort & Camping น่าน เดอะ วอเตอร์ไซต์ รีสอร์ทแอนด์แคมปิ้ง: From 700 Bath. 293 Moo 10 Ban Mai Pha Kwang, Tambon Bo. See gallery on youtube by garigreo

Phupha Nan Resort ภูผาน่านรีสอร์ท: Phone: 054 701 001, 054 798 018, 081 365 0404.

Sasidara Resort ศศิดารารีสอร์ท: From 900 Bath. 9629 Moo 4,Chaisatan. Phone: 054 774 483, 054 773 936, 086-3195488. Twenty minutes to walk to the city center. Good reviews on

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Sukthai Home and Resort สุขไทยโฮมแอนด์รีสอร์ท: 273 Nan – Pua Rd., Phasing. Phone: 054 600 111, 081 846 5341, 081 583 9853.

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Bo Klua View บ่อเกลือวิว รีสอร์ท: From 1650 Bath. 209 Banbaoloung, Tumbon Bo Klua Tai, Amphoe Bo Kluea. Phone: 054 778 140, 081 809 6392.

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View from the terrace

Chomphu Phukha Resort: 382 Moo 8, Nan-Tung Chang Rd., T. Pua. See picture by Santi.Chotkaew

Green Hill Resort: From 250 Bath. Pua. See also Greenhill Resort on

Juthamas Resort จุฑามาศ รีสอร์ท: Phone 081 735 5322. The resort is surrounded by a river, mountains and forests. Sixteen bungalows amidst a flower garden.

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Oopkaew Resort อูปแก้วรีสอร์ท - อ.ปัว: 329 Moo 5, T. Wo Ra Na Khon, A. Pua. Phone: 054 756 587-9, 081 764 8685.

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Pang Doi Resort ปางดอยรีสอร์ท: From 900 Bath. 339 Moo 8 Ban Prang.
Phone 054-756403, 089-7543713.


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Ban Phusiawkhao Resort บ้านภูเสี้ยวขาว: From 550 Bath. 186 Nan – Tungchang Rd. Phone: 081 850 9744, 081 746 3444, 081 285 2409.

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Wiangsa Paradise Resort เวียงสาพาราไดซ์ รีสอร์ท: From 900 Bath. 157 Phrae – Nan Rd. Phone: 054 775 742-3.

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