Buddhist Temple in Phrae

Wat Luang

This is the oldest wát in Phrae, probably dating from the founding of the city in the 12th or 13th century.
Buddhist Temple in Phrae Province

Wat Phra That Cho Hae

Named for the cloth that worshippers wrap around it, this hilltop wát is famous for its 33m-high gilded chedi (stupa). Like Chiang Mai’s Wat Doi Suthep, it is an important pilgrimage site for Thais living in the nor…
Nature Reserve in Phrae Province

Phae Meuang Phi

The name Phae Meuang Phi means Ghost-Land, a reference to these bizarre pillars of soil and rock that look like giant fungi, most likely the result of erosion, not the paranormal.The park is located approximately 18…
Museum in Phrae

Vongburi House

The two-storey teak house of the last prince of Phrae has been converted into a private museum. It was constructed between 1897 and 1907 for Luang Phongphibun and his wife Chao Sunantha, who once held a profitable t…
Buddhist Temple in Phrae

Wat Phra Non

Located west of Wat Luang is a 300-year-old wát named after its highly revered reclining Buddha image. The bòht (ordination hall) was built around 200 years ago and has an impressive roof with a separate, two-tiered…
Museum in Phrae

Pratubjai House

Known in Thai as Baan Pratubjai (Impressive House), this is a large northern Thai–style teak house built using more than 130 teak logs, each over 300 years old. It’s rather tackily decorated, so don’t take the monik…
Buddhist Temple in Phrae

Wat Phra Baht Ming Meuang

Across from the post office within the old city, Wat Phra Baht Ming Meuang combines two formerly separate temple compounds (one of which contains a museum that is sporadically open), a Buddhist school, an old chedi,…
Museum in Phrae

Khum Jao Luang

Built in 1892, this imposing building, sporting a mixture of Thai and European architectural styles, was the home of the final Lord, or Chao Luang, of Phrae. The structure subsequently served as a governor’s residen…
Buddhist Temple in Phrae

Wat Jom Sawan

Outside the old city, this temple was built by local Shan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and shows Shan and Burmese influences throughout. An adjacent copper-crowned chedi has lost most of its stucco to …
Notable Building in Phrae

Wichairacha House

This beautiful teak mansion is thought to have been built in 1898 by Cantonese artisans. Efforts are being made to turn the house into a museum, though at the time of research the work was far from complete.