Top 3 attractions to explore in Phayao
Phayao is one of Thailand's seventy-six provinces lies in upper northern Thailand. Phayao was once an independent kingdom nearly 1000 years ago. The province has great natural beauty with fascinating religious sites.
This is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the 4th in Thailand. The word “Kwan” is the local dialect meaning “lake”. Thus, Phayao Lake means the vast lake. It is surrounded by Doi Mae Jai which is in the west. The color of sky during the dusk and dawn coupled with the beautiful water shade is very amazing and impressive.
Phu Sang National Park is a national park in Northern Thailand. It is located in one of the north-easternmost mountain chains of the Phi Pan Nam Range bordering Laos. The sources of many rivers are in these mountains. The park also has caves with stalactites and stalagmites and a warm water waterfall, Namtok Wang Kaew.
Wat Si Khom Kham is a temple located in the centre of Mueang Phayao by Kwan Phayao. It is a 3rd class royal temple and selected model of a developed one. Local people call it “Wat Phrachao Ton Luang”, after the largest Buddha image in the Chiang Saen style of art in the Lanna Thai Kingdom.
Map of attractions in Phayao