Places in Phrae Province
Phae Meuang Phi
The name Phae Meuang Phi means 'Ghost-Land', a reference to this strange geological phenomenon approximately 18km northeast of Phrae off Rte 101. Erosion has created bizarre pillars of soil and rock that look like giant fungi. The area has been made a provincial park; a few walking trails and viewpoints are recent additions.
Wat Phra That Cho Hae
On a hill about 9km southeast of town off Rte 1022, this wát is famous for its 33m-high gilded chedi. Cho Hae is the name of the cloth that worshippers wrap around the chedi – it's a type of satin thought to have originated in Xishuangbanna (Sipsongpanna, literally '12,000 Rice Fields' in northern Thai), China.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Short break in Bangkok: 3 tailored itineraries
Bangkok has a reputation as an intimidating city. So much so that many travellers decide to give it a miss – or at least short shrift – en route to the islands or up north...
Beyond the street stalls: where else to eat in Bangkok
Read just about any article about eating in Bangkok, and you’ll find gushing references to the glories of the city’s street food...
Bangkok shopping: making the most of Chatuchak Weekend Market
Spanning an incredible 35 acres of shopping, with more than 8000 stalls tucked into dozens of tiny narrow sois (lanes) that pull some 200,000 shoppers, browsers and buskers, Bangkok’s Chatuchak Weekend Market is one o...
Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)
Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have kôw soy (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synon...