Nan province: Thung Chang - Hiking and Trekking

Thung Chang - Nan province - northern Thailand

Hiking - Trekking - Excursions

All excursions, Hiking and trekking are not organized,
you can "do it yourself", without agencies
(detailed free maps for all trips) 

- Hmong, Lua, Khamu and Thai Lue ethnic minorities villages
- Caves, including Tham Pha Pueng, the deepest cave of Thailand
- “Doi Pha Phueng”, limestone mountain peak (view point over Laos)
- “Mani Phruek” botanical garden
- Hmong hill-tribe Ancestral-Religious Site
- “Chompoo Phu Kha” trees and flowers (a rare specie of plant)
- Waterfalls (trek)
- Nan river, with elevated wooden bridges and beach
- “Wat Thueng Phueng” temple, with a Buddha of the 14th century       
- War Memorial Monument and Military Museum
- Hiking in a hilly country side                                                
- Ranger station view point
- Motocross / off-road
- Mountain biking 

Villages of H'Mong and Lua ethnic minorities, in the mountains that surround Thung Chang, in Nan Province.
Among the mountains west of Thung Chang, there are the villages Ban Nam Sod (H'Mong), Ban Nam Sod 2 (Lua and Khamu), Ban Nam Pho (Lua), Ban Nam Phi (Lua), Ban Huay Paan (Lua) .

Distances from Siam Garden:
Ban Nam Sod (10 km) 
Ban Nam Pho (9 kilometers).
Ban Nam Phi (7 kilometers).
Ban Huay Paan (8 kilometers).

All these villages are connected to each other with very scenic roads between the mountains, allowing you to visit all the villages.
The villages of Ban
Nam Phi and Ban Huay Paan are located near the Nan River, where it is possible to swim (elevated wooden bridge and beach). 

From the village of Ban Nam Phi, starts the trekking to the Tad Mok waterfall.

The villages of Ban Nam Sod and Ban Nam Sod 2, are located near a small river where it is possible to swim all year round.
In the mountains east of Thung Chang, there are the villages of Pang Khae (H'Mong), Pang Khae 2 (Lua), Mani Phruek 1 (H'Mong), Mani Phruek 2 and 3 (Lua).

The villages of Pang Khae can be reached with a trek directly from Siam Garden (14 km, 3-4 hours to the villages of Pang Khae).  
On the way back, you don't need to trek.
Just catch a ride from the locals, coming down-hill to sell their vegetables in the market.  

In the ​​Mani Phruek area, close to ethnic villages, there are the botanical gardens, the caves (including Tham Pha Pueng, the deepest cave of Thailand), and the peak Doi Pha Phueng.

The temple Wat Thueng Phueng with the Buddha of the fourteenth century, is located in our village, 500 meters from Siam Garden.

Starting from Siam Garden, it is possible to hiking in a hilly country side, surrounded by farmland.

(detailed free maps for all trips)
Thung Chang - Nan province - northern Thailand