When using your own car, Phrae is very confusing when driving around. It took us 30 min. to find the hotel, the street signs are barely noticeable, and the night market is only on one day on the weekend.
On the pluus side, Phrae does have many attractions if you can find them!
VERY friendly locals, who are not accustomed to seeing foreign tourists. In fact it is pretty much tourist-free despite having some nice attractions in town (teak homes) and Phae Muang Phee Park nearby.
Phrae is a small city which you can tour around in one or two days. Don't miss Phrathat Chor-Hae, the important spiritual place of Phrae people.
Obviously a wealthy teak timber town, many very large private houses. Many lovely temples, and a lovely Queens residence and museum.
Phrae is a rural centre in Northern Thailand. Renown for the indigo died cloth and clothing that is produced in villages in the area.
It also has a large number of original teak buildings that are unique to northern Thailand and are worth visiting. There are also some very significant Buddhist temples (one with a Buddha relic)in and just outside the town. The area is also very popular as a camping and fishing holiday are for Thai families.
there are many places to visit which so attractice such as Phrae muang phee, Cho hae pagada, and many waterfalls.
Just passing through on this occasion but we have visited Phrae on many occasions and always find something new.
It has a great museum that covers the Second World War time period, lots of Temples and some nice sightseeing.