Post Famil 9: Tranquil Old Towns with Unique Thai – Laos Culture
August 19, 2018 - August 21, 2018 -
PHRAE – NAN
Phrae and Nan are located midway between Chiang Mai and Luang Prabang, hence the towns absorbed the cultures of both regions over several hundred years. These two historic towns are known for Lanna temples, beautiful teak mansions and tranquil lifestyle. The best way to tour Phrae is to take a Samlor rickshaw, while the best way to explore Nan is by tram. These local means of transport will take you around the old towns, where you will visit some old temples, historic buildings and handicraft village.
SUNDAY 19 AUGUST
Bangkok – Phrae
AM: Depart from Bangkok to Phrae
DD8002 (Nok Air)
0930 Bangkok Don Muang Airport
1055 Phare Airport
Wat Luang: This is the oldest temple in Phrae, probably dating from the founding of the city in the 12th or 13th century. Phra That Luang Chang Kham, the large octagonal Lanna-style Chedi, sits on a square base with elephants supporting it on all four sides.
Wat Chom Sawan: a Burmese architectural style temple which combines hall for religious rituals and monk’s living quarters. Antiques found here in clued marble Buddha statues, statues made from woven bamboos coated with lacquer and ivory sculptures slabs with Burmese scripts.
PM: Wongburi House or Ban Wongburi: An impressive, very large teak wood mansion in pink colour located in the old town. The two storey building with a high hip roof is richly decorated with intricate wood carvings on gables, eaves and over windows. Just under the rooms ceiling are ornately carved open clerestory to let light and air into the rooms. Twenty nicely decorated rooms contain the original antique furniture, photos, documents, artifacts and paintings of family members. Ban Wongburi, which is in an excellent state of preservation has received the conservation award of the ASA Association of Siamese Architects.
Experience Phrae Khan Toke set dinner
Overnight in Phrae
MONDAY 20 AUGUST
Phrae – Nan
AM: Ban Thunghong Village: Here you can experience how to DIY indigo cloth and shop various indigo products.
Depart from Phrae to Nan
PM: Heun Rod Theeb: the museum of antique and old-fashioned bicycles collections from around the world.
Wat Phumin: Bulit in 1569, Wat Phumin, is Nan’s icon. Its highlights are the central golden Buddha faces in four directions and the vivid murals that depict scenes from the lives of the Buddha, and daily Nan life in the late 19th Century.
Overnight in Nan
Hotel: Wiangkaew Hotel
TUESDAY 21 AUGUST
Nan – Bangkok
AM: Early risers can visit the morning market and observe the monk’s early morning alms collection round. Sightseeing Nan Old Town by tram.
Hong Chao Fong Kham Folklore Museum: DIY flowers cone from banana leaf and experience how Nan women made their own hand-woven sarong.
Wat Phra That Chae Haeng: This temple is situated on the eastern side of the Nan shaped staircase.
Relax at Risasinee Spa
PM: Depart from Nan for Bangkok
DD8825 (Nok Air)
14:50 Nan Airport
16:25 Bangkok Don Muang Airport