Temple hopping is pretty much synonymous to Thailand these days, and it's not hard to understand why. Thailand is home to numerous Buddhist temples, and many of them are impressive to look at and downright picture-perfect. 

Many of these temples are located in a town called Nan, which is located in northern Thailand. If you happen to find yourself in this part of the Asian nation, these are the temple complexes (wat) that you should not forget to include in your temple-hopping itinerary. 

Wat Ming Mueang

Wat Ming Mueang in Nan, Thailand
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If you are looking for Nan's lak muang or city pillar, it can be found enshrined in Wat Ming Mueang. Originally an abandoned temple said to have been built around 1857. The city pillar found inside is three meters (9.84252 feet) tall. 

Wat Ming Mueang is located along Suriyapong Road. 

Wat Nong Bua 

Wat Nong Bua in Nan,  Thailand
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Undoubtedly one of the most colorful temples in the whole of Nan, Wat Nong Bua is believed to have been built in 1862 during the reign of King Rama I The Great. It features colorful murals that the depict the life of people during those days. 

Wat Nong Bua is located at Muban Ning Bua, Pa Kha Sub District.

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Wat Phra That Khao Noi 

Wat Phra That Khao Noi in Nan, Thailand
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If an imposing buddha statue is what you are looking for, then better to head to Wat Phra That Khao Noi. Located on the top of Doi Khao Noi, it was built in 1497 during the reign of Chao Pi Khaeng. Its buddha is nine meters (29.5276 feet) tall. 

Wat Phra That Khao Noi can be found in the Chai Sathan Sub District to the west of Nan.  

Wat Phumin

Wat Phumin in Nan, Thailand
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Considered as Nan's most famous wat, Wat Phumin was constructed in 1596. It was renovated in 1867, which took a total of seven years to complete. During World War II,  a photo of Wat Phumin was printed on 1 Baht banknotes, according to Thailand's tourism website

Wat Phumin can be found in 33 Mu 1, Pha Kong Road Mueang Nan, Nan 

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