Wat Phra That Cho Hae ‘Take a hand of your love one, go, and pray for your love.’
Are you planning to go to somewhere with your boyfriend or girlfriend? Yep. Being on a date doesn’t mean you have to stick in a cinema, a shopping mall, or a luxurious restaurant only. In fact, visiting somewhere else, probably an ordinary but valuable one, can also full-fill the hearts of you and your love one.
If you don’t have any plan yet, then just get two or three days as your holidays, then fly to Phrae on a plane, and take your love one to Wat Phra That Cho Hae to pray for the love of you both.
Wat Phra That Cho Hae is a very important temple of Phrae. Most tourists hate to miss it, as it’s very old. You and your love one should feel relaxed in the middle of historic architectures, all of which are definitely valuable.
There are many holy architectures in the temple that you and your love one can pay respect to. First of all, Luang Pho Cho Hae, which is the principle Lord Buddha statue in the ubosot of the temple. You and your love one should get inside, pay respect to the statue, and make a wish for your eternal and strong love.
Next, if any of you were born in year of the Tiger, don’t miss a chance of admiring and worshipping Phra That Cho Hae. This pagoda contains a part of Lord Buddha’s relics. It is believe that it will bring good fortune to you, if you do so.
Phra Chao Mai Sak is also stunning. This Lord Buddha statue is made of golden teakwood, making it look glorious. Or, you may want to see the lying-down Lord Buddha statue too. This one is very respectable for villagers. You and your love one can also pay respect to and make a wish.
Lastly, before you leave, why don’t you and your love one just sit and relax yourselved in the garden of the temple. This garden is totally beautiful. There are lots of trees, which are good for your photography.
How to get there
Wat Phra That Cho Hae is in Muang County of Phrae province. Not too difficult to get there. All you have to do is start from Ban Tung Intersection. Head for Cho Hae Road until you pass Phrae Hospital, Phrae Airport, Lao Village, Na Jak Village, Tae Village, and Mung Village. After that, you should find the temple in no time.
Ban Thung Hong is a village famed for the making of products made from Mo Ham, a local cotton fabric dyed in blue used for making native and modern clothing.
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.