It has taken me over a decade of living in Thailand but I have now made it my objective to start seeing the regions of Thailand off the beaten tourist paths. And if my trip to Nan was anything to go by, I am all set for treat after treat. Quite simply, it was stunning in a traditional, beautiful kind of way.
Nan is located in Northern Thailand along the border of Laos and you can fly there direct from Bangkok. The flight is little over an hour.
The vast Doi Phu Kha National Park, in the northeast of the province, contains waterfalls, limestone mountains and rare plants. Nearby, the heavily forested Khun Nan National Park is home to wild boars, black bears, reptiles and birds.
What you get from Nan is another side of Thailand. It is peaceful, the people are happy and relaxed and you are surrounded by natural beauty where ever you go.