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Phrae  is one of the northern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Phayao, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai and Lampang, Phrae is located in the valley of the river Yom..


The history of Phrae dates back to the Haripunchai kingdom of the Mon. It became part of the Lannathai kingdom in 1443, when King Tilokaraj was on an expedition to capture Nan.In the past, Phrae was the hub of the teak industry in Thailand. Presently many old teak houses still can be found in the old city and are the distinctive feature of the city.  Most old houses with great historical value are more than 100 years old. So this province is the place where you can truly appreciate the old charm of the north that cannot be found elsewhere. To explore the cultural attractions in the town at a more relaxing pace, you are recommended to hire a pedicab to take you around the town. You can stop whenever and wherever you want and enjoy the place to your heart's content.

As the topography mainly consists of mountains and lush forest, Phrae is endowed with abundant natural attractions - parks, waterfalls, caves, etc. Due to its long history, it also features many historical sites, Buddhist temples and many other cultural attractions. The inner town of Phrae is surrounded by an old city wall more than 1,000 years old and two km. long.


Provincial seal: According to legend the two cities of Phrae and Nan were once ruled by brothers. When they met to divide the land between them the one from Phrae rode on a horse, the one from Nan on a buffalo to the meeting point on top of a mountain. Hence Phrae uses a horse in their seal, while Nan uses a buffalo. When the provincial government proposed the seal in 1940, the Fine Arts Department suggested adding a historic building to the seal in addition to the horse, thus it now has the stupa of Phra Tat Cho Hae on the back of the horse. This temple is located about 9 kilometres south-east of the city Phrae.


The provincial flower and tree is the Burmese Almond wood ( Chukrasia tabularis ).The province is sub divided in 8 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further subdivided into 78 sub district ( Tambon ) and 645 villages ( Muban ).


1. Mueang Phrae   2. Rong Kwang   3. Long   4. Sung Men   5. Den Chai   6. Song   

7. Wang Chin   8. Nong Muang Khai

Phrae Province, Page 1, History, Geography, and Districts. Provincial Seal
Phrae Province, Page 1, History, Geography, and Districts. Provincial Seal