Phrae (แพร่) is a city in the Northern River Valleys of Northern Thailand.


An old and important community of Northern Thailand, Phrae was founded after Chiang Mai had been established as the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom. With one of the largest reserves of teak forests in the country, it is on the banks of the Yom River, 555 km from Bangkok. It covers an area of about 6,538 square kilometres and surrounded on all sides by mountains with level plains in the middle.

Get in

The bus station is at the north end of Yantarakitkoson Rd. You can take the train to Den Chai and take a songthaew to Phrae.


There are many old buildings in Phrae. Try to get the Historic buildings of Phrae map if you can find it.





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