Phayao Travel Guide

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Phayao Things to Do

  • Phra That Chom Thong temple

    Located on the peak of mountain near Phayao city. This small temple have chedi with gold gilded, Viharn and Sala. I went there by walking from the main road,cuase our bus couldn't climb up the mountain.That road was a bit long and I had to walk up a long stairway also. So it's worth for me to visit there.

  • Sri Kom Kam temple

    Located near Kwan Phayao lake.This temple is one important temple in Phayao. Inside a big viharn housed a big Buddha image. Around viharn also exhibits Buddha images which found in Phayai area.

  • Big Lake

    This is the main attraction in Phayao. If you are in Phayao...u will never miss this lake. Just Drive along the lake, or sit somewhere to watch the small fishing catamarans?/ boats or have your favourite fresh water fish barbeque in one of the small restaurants along the lake.

  • Wat Si Umong Kham

    The Chiang Saen-style Chedi at Wat Si Umong Kham is still in good condition. The Lanna-style Buddha statue, Phra Chao Lan Tu , is regarded as the most beautiful anywhere.

  • Wat Si Khom Kham

    Wat Si Khom Kham is a temple located on the bank of Kwan Phayao. It houses the largest Buddha statue of Lanna Thai, Phra Chao Ton Luang, a sitting Buddha with a lap width of 14 meters and height of 16 meters. It is said that it took no less than 33 years to complete it. Celebrations are held every May.

  • Wat Phra That Chomthong

    Wat Phra That Chomthong , just opposite Wat Si Khom Kham, can be reached by the 1.5-kilometre-long uphill road. Surrounded by an arboretum, the temple offers a panoramic view of the town and the lake.

  • Wat Analyo

    About 7 kilometres north of town on Highway No.1 and further 9 kilometres after a left turn is a hilltop temple, Wat Analyo . Covering an extensive area, cool and shady under leafy canopies of large trees it features building and sculptures of religion-based characters by contemporary craftsmen of great skill. From here an expansive view of Kwan...

  • Pho Khun Ngam Muang Memorial

    The Pho Khun Ngam Muang Memorial , located in the public park on the bank of Kwan Phayao, commemorates a former king of Phayao, or Phu Kam Yao, who was in power some 700 years ago. During his reign, the state prospered and expanded its territory. As a close ally of King Mengrai, the ruler of Chiang Rai, and King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai, they...

  • Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station

    The Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station, on Highway No. 1 in town, is the first facility in the world to successfully breed Pla Buk, the giant catfish. There is an aquarium displaying many species of fish and waterplants. Open during official working hours.

  • Nam Tok Champa Thong

    Nam Tok Champa Thong is a beautiful and tall waterfall amid natural surroundings. It can be reached by taking the Phayao - Chiang Rai route. After reaching Km. 7, take a turn and proceed on for a further 16 kilometres.

  • Kwan Phayao

    An extensively fresh-water lake, Kwan Phayao is the largest fresh-water fish habitat in the upper North which provides the livelihood of many of the local people. The surrounding scenery, particularly at dusk, is stunning. Along the banks are located food-shops and recreation sites.

  • Ho Watanatham Nithat

    Next to Wat Si Koam Kam is Ho Watanatham Nithat . The indigenous museum deals with the history and ancient relics of Phayao, including native culture and traditions and creativity. Open Wednesday-Sunday from nine in the morning to four in the afternoon.


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