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Phrae Province

Short Facts

Name: Changwat Phrae
Area: About 6,539 km²
Inhabitants: About 500,000
Location: North Thailand
Capital: Phrae
Neighboring provinces: Five (5): Lampang, Nan, Phayao, Uttaradit, Sukhothai and Lampang.
Amphoe / Districts: Den Chai, Long, Mueang Phrae, Nong Muang Kai, Rong Kwang, Song, Sung Men, Wang Chin.
Popular tourist destinations: Wiang Kosai National Park, Doi Phaklong National Park, Mae Yom National Park, Huai Rong Waterfall, Phae Muang Phi, Vongburi House, The Folklore Museum, Wat Luang, Wat Chorm Sawan and Wat Phrathat Chohae.

About Phrae

One of northern Thailand's historically important area is the province of Phrae. The city is located 550 kilometer north of Bangkok, worked in the past as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom.

Although the province is completely surrounded by mountain ranges are Phrae's landscape essentially flat. Yom River runs from north to south and next to its sandy banks grow one of the nation's largest and densest teak forests.

As in many other areas of northern Thailand's provinces have craft work a long tradition. In Phrae manufactured mainly different fabric products and the most famous is Mo Hom and Pha Teen Jok.

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Phraes museum is three kilometers outside the city and includes a variety of historically and culturally interesting wooden buildings.

Mae Yom National Park is one of mountains and forest-dominated National Park, about 50 kilometers from the provincial capital. Yom river flows through the area and a visitor can choose to camp along the beaches. Best season to visit is considered to be November to February.

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