Thailandee!com

Share this page:

Places to visit in Phrae

Home > Destinations in Thailand > To visit in Phrae

What to see in Phrae

The city of Phrae can be visited quickly. The monument to absolutely see during your stay in Phrae is the Wat Phra That Cho Hae, a big temple 8 kilometers outside the city. Otherwise, we recommend a walk in the old town (part that was surrounded by walls) including: Wat Phra Bat Ming Muang, Wat Luang, Wat Pong Sunan, Wat Phra Non and maybe the Vongburi House.
If you have a vehicle, you can also explore the countryside and why not go to Phayao and its lake or Den Chai and see the Wat Phra That Su Thon Mongkhon Khiri temple.

Must-visits in Phrae

Wat Pong Sunan Phrae

Wat Pong Sunan

วัดพงษ์สุนันท์
My opinion :
A recent temple, but certainly it worths a visit at least for its big reclining Buddha in the temple courtyard. There is also a golden chedi, a main building with a two naga staircase leading to it, as well as numerous statues. The temple is right next to Wat Luang.
Wat Phra Non Phrae

Wat Phra Non

วัดพระนอน
My opinion :
Literally translated Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It is true that the 9 meters long statue it houses is superb but the architecture and the fine decoration of the main hall are also very beautiful.
Wat Phra That Cho Hae Phrae

Wat Phra That Cho Hae

วัดพระธาตุช่อแฮ
My opinion :
Located 8 miles outside of Phrae on a small hill, it is THE temple to visit when you come here. There is a saying that states that if you came to Phrae without visiting the Wat Phra That Cho Hae you did not really come to Phrae.
Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri Phrae

Wat Phra That Suthon Mongkhon Khiri

วัดพระธาตุสุโทนมงคลคีรี
My opinion :
This temple is certainly recent but does not lack interest. For its large reclining Buddha with impressive feet obviously but not only. Its architecture mixes Lanna and Burmese styles and has many interesting statues and elements. It is one of my favorites temples little known by foreign tourists in northern Thailand.
Saturday Walking Street (Kad Phra Non) Phrae

Saturday Walking Street (Kad Phra Non)

กาดพระนอน
My opinion :
Called 'Kad Phra Non' which means reclining Buddha market because it is close to Wat Phra Non, this friendly night market is held every Saturday evening in the city center of Phrae in a pretty little street thqt is pedestrian for the occasion. The Walking Streets are numerous in Thailand but here the atmosphere is unique, more local, more relaxed and less touristy.
Village of Indigo Dye Phrae

Village of Indigo Dye

บ้านทุ่งโฮ้ง
My opinion :
The Mo Hom indigo dyeing is Phrae's most famous specialty and for me, you can not come here without trying to dye a handkerchief, a scarf or a shirt by yourself. It's fun to do and possible in Ban Thung Hong village not far form the city. And that will make you a unique memory.
Find a room in Phrae

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Wat Saeng Kaew Pothiyan

Wat Saeng Kaew Pothiyan

This recent temple, its construction started in 2006, is about 50 kilometers from Chiang Rai city. It clearly worths the detour as it is certainly one of the most beautiful and impressive temples...


View details about Wat Saeng Kaew Pothiyan

Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple)

Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple)

It is with the Phra Pathom Chedi, the other must-see temple in the province. It is unique with its large 80-meter-high red tower and a dragon wrapped around. The ascent is done by walking inside...


View details about Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple)

Kanchanaburi Night Market

Kanchanaburi Night Market

In Kanchanaburi as elsewhere in Thailand, the night market is a nice place to go eat Street Food in the evening and why not do some shopping mainly for clothes. It is held every day of the week...


View details about Kanchanaburi Night Market

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

deep in nature, it has several ruins of temples including Wat Chang Lom, which is better preserved here than the Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai. Take time to climb the steps to the top of the hill....


View details about Si Satchanalai Historical Park

A little tip for the guide ?
A bit like you sometimes leave a tip to the guide at the end of an organized trip, if Thailandee.com website has helped you prepare your travel in Thailand, do not hesitate to give me a small tip via Paypal by clicking on the button below. Thanks a lot !
transports thailande
Transports in Thailand
Type your departure city, your destination and the date of your trip.
Powered by 12Go Asia system
hotels thailande
Find accommodation in Thailand

In Thailand, to fight against COVID-19, authorities bet on this plant

in thailand, to fight against covid-19, authorities bet on this plant

While the 3rd wave of coronavirus in Thailand is stronger than the first 2 ones which had been very well contained, the authorities, among the measures to fight agains COVID-19 in the country has decided to bet on a plant already widely used in...

Read post