Phrae

Phrae Province is located in the valley of the Yom River, in northern Thailand, which was once the capital of the Haripunchai kingdom. Phrae consists of 8 districts with a total area of nearly 17,000 km2, The capital is the Prae town that is about 550 km from Bangkok.
Phrae Province is not too crowded tourists but it has very own attractions. Prae city is surrounded by wooden forest, then the ancient walls, somewhere have been damaged by time but there are still intact walls, these things make Prae look Really ancient glasses wear. Guests will also see houses made from wood of most residents here.

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Wat Phra That Cho Hae is the largest and most stunning temple of Phrae, that is about 8km from Prae center. There is a fair held in mid-April lunar calendar then if you have the opportunity to visit by this time and participate in the fair, you will be immersed in the local culture here.
Today, the city of Phrae still retains many relics associated with the history of the Lanna kingdom. Khum Chao Luang ancient walls, Wat Phra Baht Ming Meuang complex with museums, Buddhist schools, Drum Tower, Vongbury House Museum which made by teak and displays the teak dynastry, Khum Chao Luang Museum that was house of Prae's last lord…Coming there, you will have the opportunity to learn about the life of the ancient Thai people.

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Discover rural areas around with beautiful peaceful landscapes such as village Ban Hong with traditional handicrafts and beautiful handmade costumes, or Payao and its lake with the authentic Thailand sceneries, or mysterious and sacred Phae Mueang Phi Forest Park, will definitely leave unforgettable memories.
Pratu Chai Night Market which is hold at the end of Charoen Muang Road, is a great place for travelers who want to enjoy local cuisine and shop for souvenirs.

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You can go to Prae from Bangkok by road or by plane because there is an airport connected to the Capital of Bangkok. Prae is an interesting stop within 1 or 2 days for your journey from Bangkok to Chiang Rai.
You can visit Prae all year round but the ideal time is from November to April next year because this is the dry season of Phrae, in particular and the northern Thailand, in general.

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