Phrae Tourism, Thailand

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Phrae (Thai: แพร่; pronounced [pʰrɛ̂ː]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in northern Thailand, capital of Phrae Province. The town covers the whole tambon Nai Wiang of the Mueang Phrae district. It has an area of 9 km² and a population of 17,971 according to the 2005 census. Phrae is 555 km north of Bangkok.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Phrae in Thailand. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Phrae like a local. After your splendid visit to Phrae, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Chiang Mai. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Chiang Mai for its bountiful attractions like Elephant Nature Park, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Chedi Luang on your trip to Phrae. Also, to reach Phrae, you'll have to take a flight to Chiang Mai; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Phrae*

  • Pollution Statistics in Phrae

    Know the pollution level of Phrae before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Phrae - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 83.62 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Phrae

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Phrae

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 59.66 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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