Wat Phra That Khao Noi

Wat Phra That Khao Noi, Nan

Wat Phra That Khao Noi
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QN Q
Bangkok, Thailand255 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
First stop when we arrived Nan province is “Wat Phra That Khao Noi” on top of the mountain is a temple we can see the good top view Nan city especially before sunset.

The temple close at 06:00pm but I still see the people running.

Don’t miss this place, you will know how beautiful of “NAN”
Written October 6, 2020
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DAVID V
Bangkok, Thailand558 contributions
Jan 2022
Start your visit to Nan with a trip up to this temple, its on a steep hill just outside the city and the views are fantastic. Food stalls and much needed drink sellers around the temple and the usual range of handicraft sellers etc. .. easy to get a bus or more likely a cab/tuk tuk up to the temple.. waling it would be quite a climb.
Written April 13, 2022
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BapaCooch
Basin View, Australia323 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
We went to this wat on Thailands Children's Day and scored free ice cream and a photo with the tourist police. Great view of the town except for the haze. Lovely little temple for prayers and a donation will let you light some incense a put a little bit of gold leaf on some statues. Nice.
Written January 30, 2014
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Rafflesia
Maldives615 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
First of all, everyone will tell you to go by car, by van or by motorbike...we went by bicycle! It's really hard to get there but it worths every physical effort not only to visit this pearl of Nan but also to contemplate the views over the entire city. On the way to the Big C, when you see the Golden Temple, turn left and go straightforwardly until the huge traffic lights where you'll make a right turn. And basically you'll need to "climb" all the road until you reach the plain part. You can park here on the left side of the road as there are cars/motorbikes coming and going in both ways. Park here and stop to admire the 305 steps!!! Now? Now, start climbing to the Wat! Don't forget to take some water with you as it's very hot during the day.
On the 50th step there is a huge Buddha in the position of seated on the right side. Stop here to take some extra air :-)
The first thing we made when we got up there was literaly running to see the "wow" views from the city and to enjoy the sunset also! Here on the top there is the Wat, one Stupa and more buildings for monks. The area is very large and very calm!
Highly recommend to visit this place and stay for a while ;-)
Written June 23, 2019
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Elaine Chen
Singapore, Singapore145 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Arrived here just as the sun was about to set.. managed to take some really nice pictures of the Buddha overlooking Nan town.. well worth the trip!
Written December 15, 2018
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Karlusia
Warsaw, Poland773 contributions
Sep 2021
Really nice place with good atmosphere. Silent around, not so many people, great small decorations and amazing view from the point view. One of the most important place in Nan
Written September 12, 2021
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Augie March
Sydney, Australia199 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Firstly, this is a great place to visit at dawn and/or sunset. I went at the latter. The golden Buddha looks out over the township of Nan. You can drive to the top or park half way and walk the 300 odd steps, if you’re fit and adventurous.
Written July 13, 2019
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desi d
3,911 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Nan is not the biggest of places but if you want to look at it from above, this is certainly the place. From my perspective Nan lies in a basin surrounded by mountains and this nice temple is on a pimple within the basin and that is meant with respect. When I visited it offered a very nice 180 degree vista which was late in the evening and because it is not so high we could recognize individual places and trace where we had been and how we got there. Being a week day and in the evening it was very quiet and peaceful with what I thought some nice photo opportunities. You can drive all the way to the top or stop sort of half way up and take the Naga staircase which has 303 steps; some local Thais use this as a means of exercise. Please be warned the steps are quite steep and the challenge is to do it without stopping! No entry fee and if you are in this part of the world it would be a mistake not to go there. Highly enjoyable.
Written July 4, 2016
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Suwit L
Khon Kaen, Thailand333 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
If you want to have a bird eye view of Nan, then you have ro vist this temple. Not to hard to drive up there, once you get there you will be please with 360 degree view of Nan.
Written December 31, 2015
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SamDesh
Bangkok, Thailand93 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Most people drive up the hill to the temple, but you get a sense of achievement climbing the 303 steps from the road below. From the viewpoint at the top, the panoramic sights of Nan city and surroundings are a photographer's delight. If you have time, it's worth visiting both in the morning and evening. It's not far from the center of town. May be easier by car or motorbike, rather than riding a bicycle (which seems to be very popular in Nan).
Written April 29, 2015
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