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The median sales price is approximately ฿2,500,000 in Phrao
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The Phrao area currently has 2 properties for sale
Get to Know Phrao
Phrao is a district located in the northeast of Chiang Mai, consisting of 11 sub-districts and 108 villages. Phrao is known in the regional language as "Muang Pao," an ancient metropolis with historical significance. Back in the day, the city was named "Wiang Phrao Wang Hin" or "Wiang Chae Sak" and has been changed to "Muang Phrao."
The area's geography is characterized by complex high mountains and lowlands, encircled by mountains on all sides, bordered to the north by Chai Prakan, Chiang Mai, to the east by Wiang Pa Pao, and Mae Suai, Chiang Rai, to the south by Doi Saket and Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai, and to the west by Chiang Dao and Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai. It has a tropical climate of 3 seasons: cold season, hot season with the peak temperature of 38 degrees Celsius, and rainy season with torrential rainfall. The district is fascinated with the alluring charm of the community. If anyone has come and experienced, they will fall in love with the atmosphere of a tranquil neighborhood, exquisite culture, and well-preserved traditional lifestyle.
Overview of Property for Sale in Phrao
It can't be denied that Phrao is a peaceful spot for relaxation. The environment is generally fertile with forests and lively culture. Locals are friendly and have a simple lifestyle, and the district is completed with various types of amenities. As a result, property for sale market in Phrao is currently in high demand. The market particularly targets local customers and Thais with moderate purchasing power. The selling price is affordable, with an average of approximately 2 million baht. Moreover, the real estate projects are primarily located near the center of the district, surrounded by a wide range of amenities, such as government offices, schools, fresh markets, and convenience stores, making it comfortable for people living in the area.
The Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Phrao
Phrao is another interesting destination in Chiang Mai, filled with an abundance of nature and a calm atmosphere. The district is well-preserved with a sense of its pristine culture, and it is a significant source of ancient historical sites with several elegant monasteries, cultural attractions, and remarkable landmarks as follows:
- Wat Doi Mae Pang is located in Mae Pang, Phrao. The temple was a residence to Luang Pu Waen Sucinno, a respected senior Buddhist monastics, from 1962 to 1985. Visitors will be able to attend different places related to the venerable monk within the temple area, such as a wooden chapel, Luang Pu Waen's monastery, the wooden monastery named Rong Yang Kilet or Rong Fai, and an assembly hall with the statue of the same size of Luang Pu Waen, etc.
- Wat Tham Dok Khamis considered a sacred natural site respected by a large number of Buddhists. It is a medium-sized cave with access routes where Phra Ajahn Mun (Bhuridatta) once came to rest and meditate. Later, Luang Pu Waen Sucinno, Ajahn Sao Kantasilo, Ajahn Thate, and Luang Pu On Si, who came to join the meditation practice for a short time. And later, in 1935, Phra Ajahn Mun (Bhuridatta) attained Arahatship at Wat Tham Dok Kham.
- Doi Mon Lan or Royal Agricultural Development Station is considered the best viewpoint in Phrao. At the top of the mountain, tourists can fully appreciate the sea of mist. Especially during the sunrise and sunset, its stunning view will take your breath away. Meanwhile, you can have a glimpse of Doi Luang Chiang Dao, Mae Ngat Somboom Chon Dam, along with a starry night ambiance.
- Mon Hin Lai Waterfall is situated in Srilanna National Park on Doi Mon Hin Lai, characterized by complex mountains terrain, and is about 1,200-1,700 meters high above sea level. It is a large 9-level waterfall, surrounded by abundant natural beauty, a diversity of tropical plants, and wildlife nature in a serene atmosphere. If you're lucky, you might have a chance to see white-capped water redstarts around the waterfall.
Lifestyles in Phrao
About 98% of the population in the district is engaged in agriculture by farming and orchard planting. The primary agricultural products are non-glutinous rice and glutinous rice and the secondary agricultural products are peanuts, sugar canes, tobaccos, sweet potatoes, longans, and lychees. Besides, there is also a career in basketry (bamboo and rattan), as well as ceramics and earthenware, etc. Most of the population are Buddhists. The people in the community live a simple lifestyle in a wooden house and carry on the tradition and culture passed down for generations. It is also a community where 5 tribes of Karen, Lishu, Musor, Akha, and Hmong inhabited together.
Amenities and Transportation Modes in Phrao
Phrao is completed with various kinds of amenities in every aspect, whether it be educational institutions in both the government and private sectors, including learning centers and child development centers, such as Phrao Wittayakom School, Ban Nong Bua School, Ban Chaeng Khu Rua School, and Ban PA Tum School, etc., hospitals such as Phrao Hospital and a health center where doctors and nurses provide advice and initial treatment, religious sites with many important temples such as Wat Doi Mae Pang, Wat Tham Dok Kham, Wat Si Don Chai Sai Mun Nong O, as well as the Catholic and Protestant churches. In addition, the area is neighbored by government offices such as Phrao District Office, Wiang Phrao Sub-district Municipality, Phrao Police Station to serve the people in the community.
Transportation in Phrao is fairly convenient, although it is distant from Mueang Chiang Mai. The main route is National Highway No. 1001. This route is cut through San Sai, Mae Taeng, to Phrao with a distance of approximately 96 kilometers and secondary routes are National Highway No. 107, National Highway No. 1346, and National Highway No. 118, which are the routes used for travel between districts and to other areas in the neighborhood.