Phrae is an old community in Northern Thailand. It was founded after Chiang Mai had been established as the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom. Phrae contains one of the largest reserves of teak forests in the country and is located on the banks of the Yom River,
With an abundance of ancient temples and historic buildings scattered across a compact and relatively traffic-free area, the old town of Phrae lends itself to a scenic tour. Mostly, tourist attractions in Phrae are natural. Even temples are still surrounded by mountains and trees.
The Phra That Cho Hae pagoda was built sometime during the period from 1336 to 1338 under the command of a prince from Sukhothai who later became King Lithai.
Many beautiful teak houses were built in the early 20th century which come in a variety of styles, from the gingerbread mansions of the elites to the traditional northern design of the common people. Many of which are still well-preserved at the present day.