From Phrae, the city of Chiang Mai is 85 miles (137 kilometers) to the northwest.
It's hardly surprising Phrae is so popular with travelers; Phrae has been blessed with interesting cultural and natural attractions. Two places within a relatively short distance of Phrae are Mae Mo, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the east, and Uttaradit, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the north.
Discover the various tastes in Phrae by exploring typical Phrae (province) dishes. If you are after a refreshing drink, North Thailand is a good option.
Before you embark on your jouney, do as savvy travelers do and learn to say a number of useful lines in Thai. "Yàak dtên ram măi?" is the Thai way to say "Would you like to dance with me?" One more practical example is "Kun maa jàak tee năi?" (Where are you from?).
Be aware, if you are planning to be in the region around the 5th of December, Birthday of King Phumiphon is observed then and some attractions may have irregular opening hours.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, bid a fond Laa gòn ná (farewell) to the interesting people you've met and the landscapes you've seen.