|The Emblem of Phrae|
|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.|
From Phrae city of nearby Provinces
|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.)
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.
Take Bangkok - Nakhon Sawan -Phitsanulok-Sukhothai-Sri Satcha Na Lai - Denchai - Phrae Highway for 592 kms.
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.