The town of famous Cho Hae Buddha's relics and
Phae Muang Phi, being the site of Muang Song
as mentioned in the literature 'Lilit Phra Lo'
has an overall area of 6,538.6 square kilometers,
is located 551 kms. from Bangkok, administratively
divided into 8 Amphoes : Muang, RongKwang, Long,
Wang Chin, Song, Sung Men, Den Chai and Nong
Phrathat Cho Hae,
is located at Tambon Pa Daeng, 9 kms. from Phrae
town, and coated with thin Dok Buad gold sheet,
having the height of 33 meters, width of each
side of the base of 10 meters. The name Cho
Hae is derived from a kind of grade satin, woven
from Sib Song Panna Kingdom, wrapped around
the pagoda by the villagers as an offering.
Annual fair worshipping the pagoda takes place
on the middle of the fourth lunar month (sixth
northern month) of every year.
Phra That Chom Chaeng,
beyond Phra That Cho Hae in Tambon Pa Daeng
about 10 kms. from the province, the Wat is
believed to be a shrine where Buddha's hair
is kept. There is also a museum within its
and various kinds of rare artifacts are collected.
Luang and Wat Phra Non,
in Soi 1 on Kam Lu Road, Wat Luang is one of
the oldest Wats believed to be contemporary
with the city of Phrae. The significant properties
in this Wat include Phra That Luang Chai
Chang Kham, a chedi of Chiang Saen style,
Phra Chao Saen Luang a Buddha image,
and a museum where Phrae's antiques are collected.
On Phra Non Nua Road near Wat Luang is Wat Phra
Non where is a Vihan (an image hall) with a
beautifully carved pediment in Lanna Thai designs.
Sa Bo Kaeo is situated
on Nam Khu Road at the edge of the city moat.
Among the attractions of this monastery are
a sermon hall, bot, Chedi and marble image of
Buddha in Burmese decorations.
Chom Sawan is
located about one kilometer from the provincial
hall on Yantrakitkoson Road in Tambon Thung
Kwao. This monastery in Thai Yai style of the
Burmese art has its whole structure constructed
of wood. The building has been used as the bot,
vihara and monk residence at the same time.
Inner decoration was designed to be elaborate
carved wood inlaid with colourful glass. Art
objects of the monastery include 'Luang Pho
San' ,a bamboo-woven figure primed with
black lacquer and covered its surface with gold
leaves 'an ivory image of Buddha' in
the Burmese artistic style, 'an ivory scripture'
with its in scription ion made in the Burmese
letters and 'a spire housing a marble image