The Emblem of Nan

Introduction
     A   quiet   and   tranquil   province,  Nan  nestles  in  a  verdant  valley  in northern  Thailand.  About 668 kilometers from Bangkok, it covers an area of   11,472  square  kilometers  and  is  made  up  of  the  following  districts (Amphoe) and sub-district (King Amphoe).
    Amphoe  Muang, Wiang Sa, Pua, Chiang Klang, Tha Wang Pha, Thung Chang,  Mae  Charim,  Ban  Luang,  Na Noi,  Na Muen,  Santisuk,  Bo Klua, Chalerm Phrakiat , Song Khaeo and King Amphoe Phu Phiang. Nan's history  is deeply involved with its neighbors, in particular Sukhothai which played  an  important role in both political and religious terms. Today Nan is  still  the  home  of  numerous  Thai  Lue  and  other  hilltribes  who  retain highly interesting customs and traditions.

Boundary
North-East:
South:
West:  
Borders Laos
Borders Uttaradit.
Borders Phrae, Phayao and Chiang Rai.

From Nan city to nearby provinces
     -   Phayao 176 kms.
     -   Chiang Rai 270 kms.
     -   Chiang Mai 318 kms.
     -   Phrae 118 kms.
     -   Amphoe Denchai (Phrae) 142 kms.

From Nan city to its districts
     -   Amphoe Ban Luang 45 kms.
     -   Amphoe Bo Klua 133 kms.
     -   Amphoe Chalem Phrakiat 138 kms.
     -   Amphoe Chiang Klang 76 kms.
     -   Amphoe Mae Charim 38 kms
     -   Amphoe Na Muen 80 kms.
     -   Amphoe Na Noi 60 kms.
     -   Amphoe Pua 60 kms.
     -   Amphoe San Tisuk 32 kms
     -   Amphoe Song Khaeo75 kms..
     -   Amphoe Tha Wang Pha 41 kms.
     -   Amphoe Thung Chang 86 kms.
     -   Amphoe Wiang Sa 25 kms.

How to get there
By Car
     Take  Bangkok - Nakhon  Sawan - Phitsanulok - Uttaradit - Denchai - Phrae - Nan Highway for 668 kms.

By Bus
     The  9-hour  journey  from  Bangkok  can  be  made  on  air - conditioned  buses  and  non - air conditioned  buses  leaving  from  the  Northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road (Tel : 537-8055, 936-2852).

By Rail
     There  is  no  direct  train  to  Nan.  Travellers can take a train from Bangkok Railway Station to Denchai  in  Phrae  province.  Then  then  take  a  local bus to Nan, some 146 kms away. Contact Bangkok Railway Station at Tel. 223-7010, 223-7020 for train timetable.

By Air
     Thai  Airways  International  operates  daily  flight  from  Bangkok  to  Nan.  Contact  its office in Bangkok at (02) 280-0060 for flight schedule and ticket reservation.