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In March is the Phrathat Cho Hae Homage Paying Fair, this consists of a elephant procession, horse procession, offering monks’ accessories procession, Tung (praying flags) procession of various districts, and various forms of entertainment in the evening.
Phae Mueang Phi
About 12 kilometres out of town, and with a further 6 kilometres after a right turn, is the Phae Muang Phi, a wide area with no large trees. Because of subsidence and erosion of the soil, the harder elements remain and are formed into the shapes of exotic-looking mushrooms.
Ban Fai Folklore Museum compound as the Ban Fai garden restaurant three kilometres from town on the Phrae-Sung Men road, is made up of several buildings and wooden structures displaying exhibits on the local way of life. The different types of wooden houses demonstrate the different statuses of the local people. There are also market and shop-houses of the past.
Ban Pong Si
Ban Pong Si at Tambon Thin of Muang district is a village which collects and exchanges second-hand household utensils for daily use. It also sells silver products.
Ban Rong Fong
Ban Rong Fong specialises in making metal agricultural tools using traditional production method. The village can be reached by taking Highway No.101 (Phrae-Nan) with a turn into Highway No. 1101 leading to Rong Fong.
Ban Thung Hong
About 4 kilometres away on Highway No. 101 (Phrae-Nan) is Ban Thung Hong, a village noted for the making of products made from Mo Hom material. It is a local cotton fabric dyed in blue which is used in making native and modern wears.
Hua Dong Market
About 9 kilometres to the south of town on Highway No. 101 in Sung Men district is the Hua Dong Market. It is the centre of products made from wood and rattan, mostly household furnitures and decorative items.
Fabric Weaving Village
Long District, some 45 kilometres the provincial town on Highway No. 1023, is the site of a centuries-old community since the time of Hariphunchai Period. The local people are skilled in the craft of weaving, both silk and cotton. The art of making the Tin Chok fabric in particular has been handed down from generation to generation.
Its design has also been developed to meet with new and different preferences, although the original method has been retained. A fair celebrating the Tin Chok is held annually in Long district around November.
Tham Pha Nang Khoi
Another interesting cave is Tham Pha Nang Khoi which is about 40 kilometres north of town on Highway No. 101 at Km. 59 within Rong Kwang district. A 50 metre-long rail leads to the cave mouth. Along the winding tunnels are strangely-shaped stalactites and stalagmites.
At the end of the cave is a stalagmite shaped like a woman holding a small child. In front of the Nang Koi (waiting woman) stone is a heart-shaped stalactite. They are the source of the legend of the love of a woman who waited for her lover until she turned into stone.
This historical house is located on Kham Lue Road in Phrae Town. It had been established in 2450B.E. by Chao Phrom (Pluangpong Phiboon) and Chao Sunantawongburi, the daughter of Chaoburi (Phraya Burirat). The technician who built this house came from China. This house was made of teak in European style. The prominent point of the building was carved woods at the gable, eaves, terrace, windows and doors. In front of the doors was the stucco with goat shape which was the representation of Luangphongphiboon and Maechao Sunanta who were born in goat year. In the house it is decorated with ancient things descending from many generations such as furniture, silverwares and potteries. Moreover, there are some important documents such as the documents about trading slaves and trading diamonds.
The house is open to public from 08.00-17.00 hrs. For more information, please call 0 5462 0153