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Thanks Paagai. Sounds like you know the route well. I drive down to Denchai often, but usually go south to Uttaradit from there. What's the road like and how much time should I budget from Denchai to Nan? By car, not bike.

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Thanks Paagai. Sounds like you know the route well. I drive down to Denchai often, but usually go south to Uttaradit from there. What's the road like and how much time should I budget from Denchai to Nan? By car, not bike.

I'd say it is a couple of hours from Denchai to Nan. Mostly mountain roads from outside of Phrae to Nan

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Thanks Paagai. Sounds like you know the route well. I drive down to Denchai often, but usually go south to Uttaradit from there. What's the road like and how much time should I budget from Denchai to Nan? By car, not bike.

I'd say it is a couple of hours from Denchai to Nan. Mostly mountain roads from outside of Phrae to Nan

Thanks for the reply Ajarn. 2 hrs sounds about right. Maybe I'll come back on the scenic route through Phayao.

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Thanks Paagai. Sounds like you know the route well. I drive down to Denchai often, but usually go south to Uttaradit from there. What's the road like and how much time should I budget from Denchai to Nan? By car, not bike.

I'd say it is a couple of hours from Denchai to Nan. Mostly mountain roads from outside of Phrae to Nan

Thanks for the reply Ajarn. 2 hrs sounds about right. Maybe I'll come back on the scenic route through Phayao.

Overall, that route is about 2 hours longer then Denchai, in my experience.

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We drive this route all the time. Takes me 4 hours to Nan from Chiang Mai and it takes my wife 5; she drives slower and probably more carefully. We always use the Lamapng-Denchai-Wiang Sa routing. The high mountain road from Phayao is very scenic but can get dicey in places depending on the state of road repairs.

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Thanks Paagai. Sounds like you know the route well. I drive down to Denchai often, but usually go south to Uttaradit from there. What's the road like and how much time should I budget from Denchai to Nan? By car, not bike.

I'd say it is a couple of hours from Denchai to Nan. Mostly mountain roads from outside of Phrae to Nan

Thanks for the reply Ajarn. 2 hrs sounds about right. Maybe I'll come back on the scenic route through Phayao.

The road from Denchai past Phrae up almost to Rong Kwang is a good highway but then as Ajarn says, its mountain roads to Wang Sa and a bit more OK to Nan city. CM to Nan can be done in little over three hours if you drive like the crazier Thais, I would say four is more realistic driving safely.

Another alternative from Lampang is to go North on highway 1 to Ngao and then down towards Rong Kwang, about the same distance, but the advantage of highway 1 is not that great since that section is also hilly.

Phayao is also a nice stopover to go eat on the lakefront.

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