Phrae has an overall area of 6,538.6
square kilometers, and is administratively divided into 8 Amphoes
(Districts) : Amphoe Muang, Rong Kwang, Wang Chin, Song Long, Sung
Men, Den Chai and Nongmuang Khai; located 555 kilometers from
North : Phayao and Nan
South : Uttaradit
East : Nan
West : Lampang
From Phrae city of nearby Provinces
- Lampang 109 kms.
- Nan 118 kms.
- Phayao 141 kms.
- Uttaradit 74 kms.
From Phrae city to its districts
- Denchai 24 kms.
- Long 43 kms.
Khai 18 kms.
- Rong Kwang 29 kms.
- Song 49 kms.
- Sung Men 12 kms.
- Wang Chin 78 kms.
Phrae is one of the most ancient
cities in Thailand, an old establishment having been founded in the
same period as Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. The town was built over 800
years ago, allegedly by Thai Kern and Tai Lue people. It is laced
with romance and enchants visitors with the famous love legends
called "Phra Lor" and "Phu Chana Sibtid". The former name was Wiang
Kosai, which means Silk Cloth.
How to get there
The 9-hour journey from Bangkok can be made on air-conditioned
coaches and non air-conditioned buses originating from the Northern
Bus Terminal on Bangkok's Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd. (Tel: 936-3667-8 for
The State Railways of Thailand operate daily services from Bangkok's
Hualamphong Railway Station, including a popular overnight sleeper
to Amphoe Denchai and take a local bus to Phrae, some 20 kms., away.
Telephone Bangkok 223-7010 or 226-7020 for further information.
Sawan-Phitsanulok-Sukhothai-Sri Satcha Na Lai-Denchai-Phrae Highway
for 592 kms.
Thai Airways (Tel: Bangkok /
Lan Luang 2800-0100-110, Silom 234-3100-19, Asia Hotel 215-2020)
operate daily flights from Bangkok to Phitsanulok-Phrae.
Festivals & Events
Thai Winter and Red Cross Fair
- Trade Fair and Various Entertainment
- Traditional Processions and Local Performances
- Various Entertainment
Pha Nang Koy
- Sports and Firework Competition
- Beauty Contest and Entertainments
Traditional Processions with Colorful Salaks
Local Music and Fancy Dress
- "Salak Luang" and Local Dance Contest (Buddhist Faithful Bring
Decorated Gifts to Monks in Processions)
Wiang Kosai Loy
Big Krathong Processions and Beauty Contest Fireworks and Hot