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2Days 1Night :  Nan - Phrae

Planner :
Nan 1 Day , Phrae 1 Day
Period :
2 Days 1 Night
Category :
Arts, cultural & heritage, Nature, beaches & islands, New experiences,adventure & off-the-beaten-track, Wedding, honeymoon or anniversary,
  • Day 1
    Sep 18
  • Day 2
    Sep 19
Day 1 : Nan

National Museum of Nan

The National Museum of Nan is situated at Pha Kong Road, Nai Wiang District, Amphoe Mueang Nan, Nan.  The museum is opposite to Wat Phra That Chang Kham, near Wat Phumin. The style of the building is a combination between European style in the age of King Rama V and the native arts of Nan. It was originally used as the royal pavilion and the work place of Royal Governor Phra Chao Suriyawong Pharit Det and underwent two major renovations; the first restoration was in 1932 (2475 B.E.) when it was used as the provincial hall. The upgrade to National Museum of Nan was secondly made in 1974 (2517 B.E.).     The exhibition of the museum utilises windows, natural light, and the airy structure, making all visitors feel at home rather than at the museum, comfortable, and enjoy the displayed items even more.     The museum is divided into two floors. The lower floor shows the living of tribes in Nan province including important festivals such as the Life Prolonging Ceremony, the Longboat Racing, and so on. The upper floor is a display of antiques found in Nan dated from the pre-historic age to the time of series of viceroys. One of the important pieces is the left Black Ivory of ninety-four-centimetre length, weighing 18 kilograms - the spiritual significance of Nan obtained in the reign of Phraya Kan Mueang, the fifth royal governor. The biggest part of the ivory has the diameter of 47 centimetres. Some more precious antiques include: coated earthen wares of the 21st Buddhist century from Bo Suak, Bo Suak District, Amphoe Mueang Nan; the Buddha image in Subduing Mara attitude in Burmese-influenced Lanna style; the silver pedestal tray for betel nuts, one of the crown jewels of the last Nan’s royal governor.     The National Museum of Nan is open for public every Wednesday - Sunday, 08.30 - 16.30hrs. The entrance fee is 30 baht for Thai citizens and 100 baht for foreigners. For further information, please call 0-5471-0561 or 0-5477-2777 and fax 0-5477-2777      

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3 Hr. 30 Min. ( Approx. 67.85 Km.)

Sao Din Na Noi or Hom Chom and Khok Suea

Sao Din Na Noi is a soil formation into strange shapes, similar to the “Phae Mueang Phi” of Phrae Province. From geological evidence, Sao Din Na Noi occurred from the movement of the earth’s crust during the late Tertiary Period and the natural erosion of water and wind. Geologists assume that it might be aged during 10,000 – 30,000 years and was once the bottom of the sea. There have been discoveries of stone bangles and ancient axes, which are currently preserved at the Nan National Museum. It reflects that this area was once a habitation place of human beings in the Palaeolithic Age. Opening hours: 6am-6pm   To get there: It is located in Na Noi district. Proceed along Highway No. 1083, the Na Noi – Pang Hai route. There are viewpoint spots where visitors can enjoy scenery of the mountain ranges and the curving of Nan River flowing through the national park to Pak Nai district. Otherwise, travel by bus along the Bangkok – Nan route to Wiang Sa district and continue with the Wiang Sa – Na Noi – Na Muen Bus to the Ban Mai T-junction and rent a car further to the National Park. During February, the forest is especially beautiful by the change of color leaves.

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Day 2 : Phrae

Baan Phra Tub Jai

Baan Phra Tub Jai (Impressive House)     “Baan Phra Tub Jai(Impressive House)” or “House of 100 Poles” is a beautiful house made of teakwood, located in Phrae. The owner was Mr.Kitcha Chaiwanakub, who passed away in June 1984 from heart disease and diabetes. Since then, his wife started to take care of the house which is a private house in a 13-acre-land. The construction began in 1972, by Mr.Kitcha who designed the floor plans and interior decoration by himself without any help of architectures.  House’s poles are large logs, 130 pieces in  total, which wood age are about 300 years old. It was finished 5 years later as a house for his big family. It is a modern Thai style, with carved wooden cabinets, rare antiquaries, ancient porcelain and Ga-leh gable roof which is the typical style of Northern Thailand. At present the house is still a private one, but opens as a tourist attraction without relating to any government service.     The house solely is about 2800 square meters, which is divided into various sections including 5 guest rooms and “Chan Maprang”, which is a relaxing terrace full of marian plum trees, indicating by its name. There is also “Chan Tawan”, where is the best place to enjoy the glory of the morning light, with an elegantly carved table with its wood from East Asiatic Company.     We will welcome you with open arms. We apologise for any inconvenience, and greatly appreciate your understanding. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.    

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25 Min. ( Approx. 14.63 Km.)

Phrathat Doi Leng

Phrathat Doi Leng is one of the significant ancient places in Prae Province. It is situated on a high mountain in Cho Hae Sub-District, Maung District. It is about 3 kilometers away from the southeast side of Phrathat Cho Hae and about 4 kilometers away from the northeast side of Phrathat Chom Chaeng. The year of establishment was not recorded but it has been with Phrathat Cho Hae and Phrathat Chom Chaeng for a long time. According to old local people, Buddha came to visit a mountain at the southern part of Doi Tha Chakka Banphot. He arrived at dawn so that place was called Phrathat Chom Chaeng. Then he went via northern direction to Doi Tha Chakka Banphot and stayed here. Khun Luah Ai Gom, an attendant, gave the hair of Buddha which has become Phrathat Cho Hae nowadays. Then Buddha went to a mountain situated at southeastern direction which is higher than other mountains in Ko Sai City. He looked around (which is called “Leng Por” in northern dialect) and this has been used as the name of Phrathat Doi Leng nowadays. A small pagoda was repaired. It is 5 meters wide and 11 meters tall. It is the monument to remind that once Buddha has been here. It is therefore one of the important Buddhist places in Prae. It has been continuously repaired. The ceremony of praying to Phrathat Cho Hae Muang Prae Hae Tung Luang is in the 4th southern month (the 6th northern month). People will go to visit Phrathat Doi Leng to show respect to Buddha. This ceremony is called “Prapenee Kuen Doi Leng”. Local government takes part of development and arranges this activity on order to preserve the tradition of Prae. Visitors can go to visit Phrathat Doi Leng and appreciate the beauty of nature, forest, and Prae city. Walking and driving car are both available to visit Phrathat Doi Leng since the road has been repaired. The drivers must be expert in driving since it is a continuous steep way. For more information, please contact the Province’s office call 0 5567 1466 or visit http://www.tourismthailand.org/phrae.    

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24 Min. ( Approx. 13.22 Km.)

Folk Museum

Folk Museum is the place that imitates lifestyle, houses, and domestic utensils of Prae people over 100 years ago. The museum is located in the same area with Baan Fai restaurant. It is about 3 kilometers away from Prae – Soong Men Road. The other name of this museum among tourists is “Baan Fai Folk Museum”. This museum is suitable for everyone including tourist group, lover, and family. Visitors will experience the ancient lifestyle of Prae people including houses and ancient utensils such as tricycles which was the popular vehicles in the past, dishes, cupboards, jars, and agricultural and fishing tools. Visitors can also enjoy meals that Baan Fai restaurant. This museum might be the favorite place for visitors who like ancient lifestyle which is rare nowadays. Visitors will not only gain knowledge but also enjoy food of Prae. The museum is opened every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please contact Folk Museum at 054-523114, Tourism and Sport Bureau of Prae at 054-646205, Tourism Authority of Thailand in Prae which take responsibility of Prae, Nan, and Utaradit Provinces at 054-521127 and 054-521118-9, or Tourism Authority of Thailand Call Center at 1672. To visit here by private cars, use Prae – Soong Men Road for about 3 kilometers. It is located in Baan Fai restaurant’s area on Yanthakit Kosol Road.    

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6 Min. ( Approx. 4.87 Km.)

The Free Thai Movement Museum

The Free Thai Movement Museum is located at the back of the Paradorn hotel at Yantarkitkosol Road, Muang District, Phrae Province. It was established in 2550 B.E. by Mr.Phuchong Kantatham, a son of Mr.Thong Kantatham who was a former leader from Phrae of Free Thai Movement, for showing respect to his forefathers who were the braves of Phrae Province, and for presenting the important history of the Phrae people as a learning center about the great dedication for the nation, unity and cooperation of Thai people for the nation. The center of the Free Thai Movement in the North region of Thailand was at Phrae Province having Mr.Preedee Panomyong and Mr.Thong Kantatham as the important leaders for the first operation in September, 2487 B.E. called Operation Hotfoot. In this operation, First Lieutenant Boonmak Tessabutra and Second Lieutenant Vimol Viriyawittaya performed the mission by parachuting into Phrae Province along with outfit. Its commanding center was located at Nong Muangkai Village supported air mission to parachuting for other 3 times which were happened when the Siren Center had founded at Bangkok, and they were made an agreement from both air and ground defense. The mission of 3 parachuting was called Operation Numeral which deployed weapons, supply and medicine for supporting operation as well as taking foreign trainers and Thai people to Phrae Province. The mission of the leader of the Free Thai Movement in Phrae Province was to find the location of Japanese soldier, reporting news about stoking American weapons and the chorayuth fighting. The mission consisted of about 500 soldiers. The Free Thai Movement originated during the Greater East Asia War since the army of Japan was stronger than that of Thailand, they came to occupy Thailand and the most areas of South East Asia region within a short time, leading the Thai government to inevitably cooperate with Japan. So on the 21st December, 2484 B.E., Thailand and Japan signed on the agreement to be alliance with each other, then Thailand declared the war against Britain and the United States. People both in Thailand and in international who have a conscious for the nation gathered power together and built the Free Thai Movement by believing that as the war took for a long time, the strength of the Alliance army would strengthen and be able to gain victory so Thailand might have to be the loser of the war. The Free Thai Movement had communicated to collaborate with the alliance army for every aspect. During three and a half years of the World War II, the Free Thai Movement prudently collaborate in the mission including military, diplomatic and political aspects. The movement impressed the Alliance by its sincerity, when Japan surrendered unconditionally on 15th August, 2488 B.E. The Alliance announced to the regent of King Rama VIII, who was the leader of the Free Thai Movement, that Thailand was not considered as the loser so it would not be occupied and allowed the international relationship between Thailand and other revive to the former condition before the war. On 8th December, 2484 B.E. Mr. Preedee Panomyong announced that the day of August, 16th was the memorial for bravery to save the nation done by the Free Thai Movement. The museum open for government officers, people, students and college students to visit every day for free. If you come with groups, you can contact in advanced so the museum would provide guilds to give you information. Inside the museum are pictures, information about the Free Thai Movement which are exhibited together with the history for visitors to learn. Moreover, there are souvenir sold including clothes, coffee cups, key rings for those who are interested. 

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12 Min. ( Approx. 10.84 Km.)

Phae Muang Phi

Phae Muang Phi is originated from the soil landscape and natural erosion of sandstones into various shapes. It is the hill higher than other areas. It was erode naturally by water streams for a long time, leading some of its areas become dynamic which some areas are high and some are low alternatively, The cliff and columns stand prominently upright in various shapes making them look beautiful and complicated as the mysterious city. The various shapes of columns were originated from collapse and falling down from the normal level resulting in mound and columns. Most of the texture have stripe lined from the top to down. The columns are both low and high, and for some of them are nearly 30 meters high. The area of Phae Muang Phi is about 1 Rai.     The history about the mystery of the location of the Phae Mueang Phi is that in an ancient time, it was the sacred area in which the local people of Toong Hong Subdistrict and neighborhood pay respect due to its interesting history. The legend has it that there was an aged woman who travelled into the forest to find bamboo shoots for food lost the way to some places, then she found silver and gold well so she took the money and gold from the well to carry back her home; however, she still lost the way because the angel protecting the forest do not allow her to take them out of the forest, but to see. Since she could not carry them back home, she left them and cutting a piece of wood to make handrails, still she could not carry them back home. The more she tried to move forwards, the more it seemed that someone was pushing her back. The woman quickly placed the handrail there and left out of the forest to tell others to look the handrails. However, when they arrived, the money and gold were disappeared. When they found the footprint, they followed until the columns but could not find the footprint to any direction. As a result, the aged women and the local people named the place that Phae Mueang Phi since that time and the story became the legend telling it as the sacred and mysterious places until nowadays.     At the front of the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park is tourist service. Here are a big parking lot and retail stores lined including food and drink stores and souvenir shops especially Mo Hom clothes which are traditional costume of Northern region. Along the way to the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park is the forest park which has various kinds of rare plants and trail for learning nature. All along the park, there are bowers provided inside. The trail will lead to the small hill which you can view the scenery above the Phae Mueang Phi that we can see it, which is a beautiful view, and the mountain and Phra That Cho Hae as well.     The Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park is located at Moo.2, Nam Cham Subdistrict, Mueng of Phrae Province. It opens from morning to late every day. For more information, please contact tel.054-533489 or tel.054-521118 or Fax.054—521119. You can travel here in every season but the most appropriate season for travelling is the winter due to its cool weather.     If you have a car, it will be very convenient to travel to the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park. You can travel from Phrae Province along the highway 11, Phrae Province to Nan Province. Away about 7 kilometers from the city of Phrae Province, there, you have to turn right to the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park taking about 3 kilometers throughout the asphalt road. If you do not have a car, you can take a bus at the Phrae Mass transport Company or take a motorcycle taking about 10 kilometers.     For facility provided by the Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park, the camp is not included as the National Park. If tourists want to stay overnight there and take recreation or study nature, please bring tent and stay in the area the park provided with the toilet. Moreover, you should prepare your meal by yourselves. You should directly contact and ask for permission from the officer of the park. There are also private toilets and retail stores provided. For more information pleat contact at.5614292-3 to 719 calling the park management section of the National Park, Forest Department, Chatuchak, Bangkok, 10900 or the office of Forest, Phare of Phare Province tel.511162.    

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