The Emblem of Phrae

Introduction
     Phrae  has  an  overall  area of 6,538.6 square kilometers, and is administratively divided into 8 Amphoes  (Districts) :  Amphoe  Muang,  Rong  Kwang,  Wang  Chin,  Song  Long, Sung Men, Den Chai and Nongmuang Khai; located 555 kilometers from Bangkok.

Borders
North :
South :
East :
West :
Phayao and Nan
Uttaradit
Nan
Lampang

From Phrae city of nearby Provinces
     -   Lampang 109 kms.
     -   Nan 118 kms.
     -   Phayao 141 kms.
     -   Uttaradit 74 kms.

From Phrae city to its districts
     -   Denchai 24 kms.
     -   Long 43 kms.
     -   Nongmuang Khai 18 kms.
     -   Rong Kwang 29 kms.
     -   Song 49 kms.
     -   Sung Men 12 kms.
     -   Wang Chin 78 kms.


History
     Phrae  is  one of the most ancient cities in Thailand, an old establishment having been founded in  the  same  period  as  Sukhothai  and  Chiang  Mai.  The  town  was  built  over  800  years  ago, allegedly  by  Thai  Kern  and  Tai  Lue people. It is laced with romance and enchants visitors with the  famous  love  legends  called  "Phra  Lor"  and  "Phu  Chana  Sibtid".  The  former  name was Wiang Kosai, which means Silk Cloth.

How to get there
By Bus
      The   9 - hour   journey   from  Bangkok  can  be  made  on  air - conditioned  coaches  and  non airconditioned  buses originating from the Northern Bus Terminal on Bangkok's Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd. (Tel: 936-3667-8 for further details.)

By Rail
     The   State   Railways   of   Thailand   operate   daily  services  from  Bangkok's  Hualamphong Railway  Station,  including a popular overnight sleeper to Amphoe Denchai and take a local bus to Phrae, some 20 kms., away. Telephone Bangkok 223-7010 or 226-7020 for further information.

By Car
     Take  Bangkok - Nakhon  Sawan -Phitsanulok-Sukhothai-Sri  Satcha  Na Lai - Denchai - Phrae Highway for 592 kms.

By Air
     Thai  Airways  (Tel: Bangkok / Lan Luang  2800-0100-110,  Silom  234-3100-19,  Asia Hotel 215-2020) operate daily flights from Bangkok to Phitsanulok-Phrae.