Weird Torture Chamber at Nan Temple


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There was a temple near our guesthouse in Nan. Ho hum, another temple. But a squat little building caught my eye, and I wondered if something spooky lay inside. I was right. More than spooky, a collection of little figures boiling each other in oil, cutting out tongues, being impaled with spears filled the circular room. Gee, you never know what awaits you in small towns in Thailand. 

Secret Beauty


Nan, a province of Northern Thailand, is visually stunning yet almost nobody talks about it. It’s hilly, lush, full of friendly people, and largely untraveled. Oh yeah, and it’s cheap. Costs about a dollar and a half to ride an hour from Nan city to anywhere in the province.  As far as I can see, every place is at least photogenic.