Kum Chao Luang ‘Get dress in Thai-contemporary costumes and take photos with the house.’

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Many groups of friends may be planning to get to some place to enjoy their holidays. Well, if your group is one of those, then you probably want to hear this following suggested place.

Holidays aren’t easy to get. It you happen to get them, how about trying to visit some place that is different from your usual ones? Normally, you and your friend may have been to shopping malls, luxurious cafes or restaurants together, but how about suggesting them some place traditional, natural, and full of memory?

Here we’re mentioning ‘Kum Chao Luang’, which is in Phrae. This place is an antique tourist attraction. You and your friends should go check-in there.

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Kum Chao Luang is a Thai-contemporary house, made of brick, wood and concrete. It was the location of the Thai TV series ‘Roi Mai’. So, if you and your friends are ones of fans, don’t miss it. Go and track the feelings from the series.

Also, you won’t want to just go, but you and your friend may want to get some Thai-contemporary costumes too. Just imagine it. You dress in Thai-contemporary costumes and take photos with the Thai-contemporary house as the backgrounds. How nice will it be? It should take you and your group back through time.

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The house was the shelter of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit during their royal duties in Phrae in 1958. This proves that the house is very old and  valuable. You need to prove this with your own eyes.

You and your friends are allowed to get inside the house. There are two floors. There are many old items inside, for examples, coins, utensils, furnitures etc. If you want to take photos, be sure first that photography is not prohibited around the spot where you are. If you see any sign that prohibited photography, just do what it says.

How to get there

Kum Chao Luang is located in Nai Wiang District in Muang County, Phrae province. Ask one of your friends, someone with sharp eyesight, quick decision, and reliable driving skill, to drive for the group. The route is not difficult to follow, but you can miss your destination if you don’t pay enough attention. Therefore, beside of a good driver, at least 1 other friend should be the one who tell the correct direction to the driver too.

First, follow the Highway No.101. Then turn left to Charoen Muang Road and continue straight for about 1.2 kilometre. Turn left at the roundabout and head for Kum Doem Road. Keep going for another 100 metres. Finally, Kum Chao Luang should be on your right side.

Nearby Places

You will want to pay respect to the lied-down Buddha statue of this temple. The temple was renovated by Luang Pongpibul and Lady Sunanta. It contains a long-time history and lots of interesting architectures. Just about less than 1 kilometre away from Kum Chao Luang and you will arrive at it.

Ban Sao Roi Ton is only about 1.74 kilometre away from Kum Chao Luang. It’s a Thai traditional house mad of teakwood and consists of hundreds poles. There are many antiques inside waiting to be admired by you. Just go. Don’t miss a chance.

Nobody wants to miss this lovely traditional village. This village is well-known for its Mo-Hom fabric products. There are lots of shops in the village sell these. You will want to shop some, as Mo-Hom is a logo of Phrae. The village is only about 6.10 kilometres away from Kum Chao Luang.

Here is another Thai old-fashioned house. In fact, it’s Thai-European style. The whole house is covered in pink color. It was built hundreds years ago. You are allowed to get inside to see the rooms and those antiques. It’s just less than 1 kilometre away from Kum Chao Luang.