Ruth: Somewhere at around the 35km mark I realized I was pedaling. Our ride down from the National Park was wonderful even if I cost us both a set of brake pads. We stayed up high on a ridge for 11 kms before plunging down to the valley below. The remaining distance into Phrae was either flat or slightly downhill, making for a fast ride.

Not many tourists come to Phrae, but they should.  We are here for our second night and truly enjoying this relaxed and friendly place with quite a bit to see. 

There are, of course, some Buddhas, including this huge reclining one. We also enjoyed watching some workmen creating the stucco work on another temple in the same compound

But the real charm of Phrae is found in its quiet alleys with old teak houses in various states of repair.

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