Phrae Images 9 images Created 17 Sep 2014
Phrae is often overlooked when visitors come to Northern Thailand, and there lies its quaint charm. The old city is surrounded by a moat with preserved and restored teak houses within. Phrae was once the main provider of teak before the logging industry was restricted in preserving what’s left of the forests. Besides its quiet charm, Phrae is most famous for Phae Muang Phi, an unusual spot with strange rock formations. Its original name means “city of ghosts” and is commonly thought of as "Thailand’s Grand Canyon" for its distinctive mushroom shaped formations and pillars shaped by natural erosion.