Situated on the banks of Yom
River, Phrae Province is a lovely tourist destination surrounded by mountains on all
sides. This is an ancient historical place widely known in the country for its
biggest reserves of teak forests.
The biggest tourist destination in Phrae Province is the Wat Phra That Suthon
Mongkhon Khiri. This temple is famous for its beautiful architectural work and
splendid sculptures. There are numerous other wonderful chedis and temples in
the region including Wat Phra That Si Don Kham, Wat Chom Sawan, Wat Phra That
Cho Hae and Phra That Phra Lo. The region is famous for villages that are
specialized in making handicrafts.
Phrae region is loaded with forests, waterfalls and mountains. It is a
dream destination for adventure lovers. Rafting on the fast-flowing torrents of
Yom River at Keang Luang is the most admired adventure sport in this region.
The Erawan caves in this region are a delight to watch. Another interesting
activity for tourists is camping and trekking in the jungles of Mae Yom
National Park. This park is famous for its deciduous teak forests. Wiang Kosai
National Park includes two waterfalls that form streams flowing into the Yom
The cultural richness of the region can be best described through its
annual festivals. These include the Kin Salak Fair, an old Buddhist
merit-making event held in September, and Phra That Cho Hae Fair held in March.
Phrae Province region is famous for its handicrafts industry. Mo Hom and Pha Tin Chok
are some of the few popular handicraft materials that are worth a description.
Thai Airways operate direct
flights from Bangkok on every alternate day. Transport Company Limited operates
daily buses from Bangkok’s Mochit 2 Bus Terminal. Tourists have even the option
of hiring a car from Bangkok to reach Phrae. This region is 555 kilometers away
from the capital. Quite a few restaurants and dining places are present in this
region that serve Thai, Chinese and European foods. Tourists can opt for
diverse accommodations depending on their capacity.