From Nan, the well-known city of Chiang Mai is 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the west.
Nan isn't the only spot in Nan worth exploring; those with enough time should also take a day trip or two to experience the charms of the nearby countryside, cities and cultural attractions. Doi Phu Kha National Park, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Pua, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south of Nan are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Discover the Nan (province) cuisine by taking your tastebuds for a tour of the regional restaurants. North Thailand is popular drink to ask for anytime.
Delight (and perhaps entertain!) the locals by using some basic Thai words and phrases. "Yàak dtên ram măi?" means "Would you like to dance with me?" "Where are you from?" is another good one know, so try getting your mouth around "Kun maa jàak tee năi?"
Travelers lucky enough to be visiting Nan or in other towns and cities in Thailand on the 5th of December, can take part in national Birthday of King Phumiphon celebrations and activities.
When it is time to leave Nan, spend the last of your baht on last-minute souvenirs and bid a fond Laa gòn ná (farewell).