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The province of Phrae

General information about the province of Phrae

Province capital: Phrae
Name in Thai: แพร่

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Province of region Northern Thailand

Phrae province is located in northern Thailand. It is clearly a destination that is very little known to foreign tourists and yet, a province that I personally love very much! To the point where I imagined moving there at one point. It is an off-the-beaten-path destination known for its natural beauty, cultural heritage and natural blue dyeing technique. Visitors can explore notable historical sites such as Wat Phra That Cho Hae, the province's most important temple dating back centuries. But also the fortified town and its charming little streets, its old wooden houses bearing witness to traditional Thai architecture and some interesting temples. It's particularly nice in the evening on Walking Street, a small weekly night market. Outside the city, several remarkable hilltop temples, Muang Phi and its rock formations, the Mo Hom dyeing workshops. There are also several other crafts, including a cutler and potters.

Nature lovers and destinations outside the tourist circuits will surely be delighted with their stopover in Phrae. Less known than the neighboring province of Nan, and let's say it, less interesting touristically speaking, remains an interesting stopover for those who take their time .

Destinations to visit in Phrae


City in the North of Thailand, Phrae is often forgotten by tourists, but it has its charms. The few tourists coming here is one of them. The city center was surrounded with city walls, parts of them are still standing or were renovated. In the old city area, there are some interesting temples and old houses. Visiting Phrae can surely be quick but do not forget to pay a visit to Wat Phra That Cho Hae 8km outside the city. It is the biggest and most popular temple in the area. If you have a vehicu...

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