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Wat Phumin, Nan

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Take in the minutely detailed murals depicting rural life at Wat Phumin. Constructed in the 16th century in a cross-shaped design, the temple appears as if it were sitting on the backs of two giant snakes, with four distinct entrances each bearing their own motifs. Head inside to view the famous murals around the central golden altar, painted during the reconstruction of the temple over a century ago. The distinctive paintings depict scenes from the traditional lifestyle of the Thai Lue, the most famous being "Whispering of Love." Purchase souvenirs at the gift shop next door. To get the most from your visit, consider reading up on the murals' significance before you go, or see if you can ask someone on site to explain them. Put Wat Phumin at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nan vacation planner.
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  • Ngammak Temple, and the temple is priceless, Nan from Lanna. The trip to NaN Wai this measure must come! quiet arrival measurement in community evenings, Friday-Sunday, there will be pedestrian in front of the temple there is a lot of food. You can form a good lecture, Wicker Northern breezes. With live music, folk
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  • NaN is a town to live in. Better biking around town. The more I travel to Wat phumin breakfast smoothie to see phapkrasip love is considered not to be missed, Loei.
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  • This famous old temple located in the middle of old Nan town is a must to a visit to Nan province. Its interior is full with stunning decorations of four large buddhas statues sitting back to back to ...  more »
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  • One of my favourite temples in Thailand. Old and full of ancient histories. Each stone tells its stories in time. This is where you find the origin of the picture used to represent Nan. You will find it on the wall of the templr. Make sure you visit during the day, din see it during my night visit.
  • The most famous temple of Nan with a 4 faced Buddha and stunning murals made be Tai Lue hill-tribe people.
  • Excellent murals make this wat a remarkable place.
  • Despite the temple was not very important on the history book but the symmetry-square temple has its charming that drew attention from people across the country to visit. Inside the main hall, there are a lot of beautiful painting of the local life and the famous flirting couple.
  • A-must place to visit in Nan Province with the hoistoric romantic wall painting.

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You'll be hard pressed to find five-star accommodations in Nan, but the city does offer plenty of cozy budget choices. Hostels and guesthouses cater to backpackers with basic rooms and dorm-style lodgings, while hotels offer amenities like hot water, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. If you prefer to splurge on your Nan trip, look for resorts located on the outskirts and in the city center, but do not expect the luxurious treatment offered by the larger centers.
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