When in Nan, don’t pass up on the opportunity to admire “Hup Taem” or the legendary mural painting, “The Whisper of Love” at Wat Phu Min by Nanbuaphan, a local artist. This painting of “Pu Man-Ya Man” welcomes visitors into the realm of Thai-Lue culture. This endearing picture of an elderly couple playfully teasing each other has charmed so many that it has become something of a symbol for the city of Nan. In the surrounding area, there are numerous historically significant ancient remains and invaluable architectural sites to admire such as the residences of princes, temples, trade districts and residential communities. After dusk at weekends, visitors can leisurely explore the vibrant Nan walking street, enjoy folk performances and contribute to the income of the community by purchasing local food and products.
Art enthusiasts will be especially delighted with Nan Riverside Art Gallery as its art exhibitions highlight the way in which the people of Nan exist in harmony with the environment in terms of nature, local culture and art. From September to October of every year, Nan organizes an ancient tradition was has existed since the Buddha’s time, “Tan Kuai Salak” or Salak Phat Lanna alms-giving ritual. Tourists can visit and participate in this cultural ceremony. To help preserve both objects of art and the natural environment during the trip, start by disposing of your litter in the right place and support environmentally friendly community businesses so future visitors so Nan can have a memorable time there, just as you did.