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Phrae Province (Thailand)

North Region

Last modified: 2012-09-22 by ian macdonald
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[Phrae Province (Thailand)] 2:3 image by Mello Luchtenberg, 9 September 2012

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Description of the flag

According to the Thai Ministry of Interior in 2000, the flag of Phrae province is vertically divided black and red with in the center a blue disk and white houses with red roofs and a golden stupa, and the name of the province in white beneath it. It should be noted that this emblem is not the provincial seal.
The provincial flag can nowadays be seen on the provincial website:
Olivier Touzeau, 7 September 2012

Former Flag

[Former Flag (Phrae Province, Thailand)] 2:3 image by Eugene Ipavec, 2 February 2011

The national flag with provincial seal in the center.
Description from
The seal of the province shows a horse with a stupa on his back. According to legend the two cities of Phrae and Nan were once ruled by brothers. When they met to divide the land between them the one from Phrae rode on a horse, the one from Nan on a buffalo to the meeting point on top of a mountain. Hence Phrae uses a horse in their seal, while Nan uses a buffalo. When the provincial government proposed the seal in 1940, the Fine Arts Department suggested adding a historic building to the seal in addition to the horse, thus it now has the stupa of Phra Tat Cho Hae on the back of the horse.
Olivier Touzeau, 7 September 2012