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PHRAE Established around the 7th century, Phrae was initially called Phon Nagara, Mueang Phon, or Mueang Phlae. 


Established around the 7th century, Phrae was initially called Phon

Nagara, Mueang Phon, or Mueang Phlae. Under the ruling of the

Khmers between 927 - 1017 A.D., Phrae was called “Kosai Nakhon” or

“Wiang Kosai’’, which means silk. Following generations of sovereigns

up to the reign of King Rama V the Great of the Rattanakosin period,

drastic changes in the governance scheme took place. King Rama V

assigned Phraya Chaiyabun, who supervised Phrae’s 18th ruler Chao

Phiriyachai Thepphawong, as the debut governor of Mueang Phrae.

During the Ngiao rebellion in 1902, the rebels took over the police

station and provincial hall. The rebels also robbed the treasury reserves

and released the prisoners. Phraya Chaiyabun was captured and killed

by the Ngiao since he refused to cede Phrae to them. King Rama V

assigned Chao Phraya Surasakmontri to put down the rebellion. Chao

Phiriyachai Thepphawong feared the penalty so he fled to Luang

Prabang, where he lived for the rest of his life. He passed away in 1909.

Following this, Phrae did not have any more rulers.


Covering an area of 6,538.598 square kilometres, Phrae’s

mountainous physical geography is centrally broken by plains and

the Yom River.

North borders with Lampang, Nan, and


South borders with Uttaradit and


East borders with Nan and Uttaradit.

West borders with Lampang.


Phrae is administratively divided into 8 districts (Amphoe); namely,

Amphoe Mueang Phrae, Amphoe Sung Men, Amphoe Nong Muang

Khai, Amphoe Den Chai, Amphoe Rong Kwang, Amphoe Long,

Amphoe Song, and Amphoe Wang Chin.


By Car: Travel along Highway No. 1 onto Highway No. 11 via Amphoe

In Buri of Sing Buri province. Proceed further via the provinces of

Phichit, Phitsanulok, and Uttaradit towards the provincial city of Phrae.

The total distance is 551 kilometres.

By Train: The State Railway of Thailand offers daily trains to Amphoe

Den Chai. Then, take local transportation for Amphoe Mueang Phrae,

which is another 20 kilometres away. For more information, contact

the State Railway of Thailand, Tel. 1690, 0 2220 4444

By Bus: Take the daily ordinary or air-conditioned bus from the

Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2

Road to Phrae. For more information, contact the Transport

Company Limited Tel. 1490, Phrae Bus Terminal Tel. 0 5451 1276

In addition, there are private bus services; namely, Cherd Chai Tour

Co., Ltd., Tel. 0 2936 0199, Phrae Tour Co., Ltd., Bangkok office Tel.

0 2936 3720, Phrae office Tel. 0 5451 1392, and Sombat Tour Co., Ltd.,

Bangkok office Tel. 0 2936 2495 - 8, Phrae office Tel. 0 5451 1421.

The Phrae Bus Terminal operates daily buses from the provincial city

of Phrae to other provinces, which include Chiang Rai, Nakhon Sawan,

Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Phanom, Rayong, etc. For

more information, contact the Phrae Bus Terminal on Yantrakit Koson

Road, Tel. 0 5451 1800.

Distances from Amphoe Mueang Phrae to other


Amphoe Sung Men 11 kilometres

Amphoe Nong Muang Khai 20 kilometres

Amphoe Den Chai 24 kilometres

Amphoe Rong Kwang 29 kilometres

Amphoe Long 40 kilometres

Amphoe Song 48 kilometres

Amphoe Wang Chin 49 kilometres

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