an old town established in the same period asSukhothai, and housing the sacred Phrathat ChaeHaeng Pagoda, occupies and area of 11,472,076 square
kilometers with a population of 514,688 and is administratively
divided into 14 Amphoes (Districts)and 1 King Amphoes (Subdistricts): Amphoe Muang, Wiang Sa,
Pua, Chiang Klang, Tha Wang Pha, Thung Chang, Mae Charim, Ban
Luang, Na Noi, Na Muen, Santisuk, Bo Klua, Chalem Phrakiat
Amphoe Song Khaeo and King Amphoe Phu Phiang; Located 668 kms.
Bangkok-Nakhon Sawan-Phitsanulok Uttaradit-Denchai-Phrae-Nan
Highway for 710 kms.
journey from Bangkok can be made on air conditioned coaches
and non-airconditioned buses originating from the Northern Bus
Terminal on Bangkok’s
Kamphaeng Phet 2
Road (Tel :2170101-5 Ext. 155 or 2799984-7 for further details).
Railways of Thailand operate daily services from Bangkok’s
Hualampong Railway Station, including a popular overnight
sleeper to Denchai (Changwat Phrae)and take a local bus to Nan, some 146 kms., away.Telephone Bangkok 223-7010 or 223-3762for further information.
(Tel : Bangkok / Lan Luang 280-0100-110, Silom 234-3100-19, Asia
Hotel 215-2020) operates daily flights from Bangkok to Nan.