Tourism opportunities in Nan, a northern province in Thailand, will be more focused once a 114-km highway in Laos from Hongsa to Chiang Man is completed in 2018.
Construction of highway 4B from Hongsa to Ban Chiang Man (Chom Phet, Luang Prabang sub-district) in Lao PDR, is a project undertaken by the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA).
NEDA provided technical assistance to carry out the feasibility study and preliminary design and engineering data.
Once opened, the road will facilitate the shortest route from Nan province in Thailand to Luang Prabang in Laos, which will position Nan into a practical gateway for overland travel to Laos’ famous world heritage town.
Nan is one of Thailand 12 hidden gem destinations promoted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and extending travel opportunities across the border to Luang Prabang in Laos is a priority.