The most prominent building in Phrae city is that of Khum Chao Luang Muang Phrae or the House of Phrae’s Governor. Built in 1892, the old teakwood palace, called Khum in the northern dialect, is an exquisite two-storey colonial building painted a striking green and decorated with beautiful fretwork. It showcases a blend of East and West that will be familiar to anyone who has visited Bangkok’s Vimanmek Mansion, a residence of King Rama V. Today, Khum Chao Luang Muang Phrae has been converted into a museum. The upper floor exhibits everyday items; such as, household goods, furniture and photos of the governor and his family.
Map showing location of Khum Chao Luang Muang Phrae in Phrae Province:
GPS Coordinates: 18.144089, 100.138993