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    Traditional Salt production in Bo Kleau

    by pattayaraj Written May 17, 2013
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    Bo Kleau is a mountain district in Nan. The name Bo Kleau means Salt well which came from the origin of this area where have traditional salt production from the ancient time. In the district, they have 2 main locations of salt well where you can visit and taste a fresh mountain salt products or shopping some salt product such as salt spa, salty egg and much more.

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  • Wat Phumin

    by lucy60 Written Sep 6, 2008

    My prefered temple in Nan. Outside is nothing special but you have to go inside to see wonderful Budda statue and, best of all, interesting and humoristic wall paintings. I recommned this visit, most interesting thing to do in Nan.

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    Nong Bua temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Nov 2, 2006

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    A temple for local villagers in Pakha sub-district ,Tha Wang Pha district. About 42 kms on the North of Nan city.
    History : According to the oral tradition, this temple was built in 1862 during the King Rama IV reign, by Sunanta (temple abbot).
    The assembly hall at this temple is in a typical Lanna style. The roof ,divided into many parts, droops down,much lower than halls in Central Thailand.
    Inside ,there’re mural paintings depicted scences from the Chanthakhat Jataka and the Canto in 15 scences (normally 17 scences).

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    Phumin temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Nov 2, 2006

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    History : this temple was built in 1596 ,by Chao Chetabutr Phrohmin ,the ruler of Nan.
    As a Wat Luang or royal temple .This temple is different from the rest of others temples in Thailand. The ordination and assembly halls are put together in one building which in cross shaped plan. The building has square center and four projections at cardinal points. And Naga balustrades are made along the stops leading to the doors, which is typical for Buddhist hall in the Northern Thailand.
    Inside , at the center of the halls is a square chedi. On each 4 sides of chedi houses four identical Buddha images facing out ,seated back to back in gesture of enlightenment.
    On each walls have a mural painting which mainly depicted about Khantha Kumara Jataka and Nimi Jataka, from the lifestory of the Buddha. The murals of this temple are masterful and represented a lifestyle of Lanna people at that time very well.
    Others interesting things ,such as monk’s seat in the hall. Its general shape and decorations are of typical Lanna.

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    Chang Kam temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Nov 2, 2006

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    Built in 1949 BE.by Nan's king named Phya Phukeng. Formerly ,this temple named Luang temple but it changed in the King Rama I 's reign as Chang Khum temple becuase of the elephant stucco on the chedi base. The main chedi built in Lanna style with the elephants stucco decoration surrounded the base. Others interested is Viharn in Lanna style housed a big Buddha image and so many sacred things, a small Uob Mung where decorated with fine stucco .

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    National Museum ,Nan

    by pattayaraj Updated Oct 29, 2004

    As others National Museum in Thailand.This museum collected and presented all objects which found in Nan area. The museum building used to be a palace for Nan 's King. Some antique decorations are still found.
    The museum also open some free space as art gallery on occasion.
    Open: Tue- Sun from 09.00 a.m.- 04.00 p.m .
    Admission Free : 30 Baht per person

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    Hilltribe on Doi Phukha

    by pattayaraj Updated Sep 15, 2004
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    "Lua" hilltribe 's one community on Phukha mountain. I had a chance to visit one for studying on hilltribe vernacular house .And found that some villages 're so poor but thier lifestyle and tradition 're still alive.It's a good example of living together with nature.If you 'd like to see thier community ,please contact the Village Head Officer before.

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    Doi Phuka National Park

    by pattayaraj Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Covered 8 Districts like Pau,Chiang Klang,Tung Chang,Tha Wangpha,Santisuk,Mae Jarim,Bo Klaeu and Chalerm Pra Kiet located on a big range of mountians.
    Places for visit:
    -Ancient Palm forest.
    -Waterfalls ,cliffs and caves.

    Some hilltribe villages located along the roadside , if you 'd like to see their life and home ,please contact the village Head Quater before.

    Accommodation and camping tent 're available at the National Park Office.

    Bo Klaue district 's one important place in history as salt resource place in Northern area. This village still have some local tradition with salt mine,please be careful when you arrive there.

    Note: Rainy Season 's not a good time for visitting,cuase there 're some landslides.

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    Phra That Chea Heang temple

    by pattayaraj Updated Sep 13, 2004

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    This temple built in 1896 B.E. as the most sacred and popular temple of Nan.
    The must see things:
    -The main Chedi called Phra That Chae Haeng, built in Lanna style and covered with gold plates.
    -The main viharn on the South of Chedi. On each window and door panels decorated with stucco in Lanna style.Inside housed a big buddha image.

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  • Phuka National Park

    by Kryz Written Nov 18, 2004

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    Jungle at Phuka National Park, you can do from a day trekking to 3 days hike to the top of Phu Vae mountain.

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    Hau Khuang temple

    by pattayaraj Written Sep 13, 2004
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    One important temple in Nan where have so many things to see such as the Main Chedi built in Lanna style , Old wooden library,Viharn in Lanna style.

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