Phayao was separated from Chiang Rai Province
on August 28, 1977, located 619 kms. from Bangkok,
occupying an overall area of 6,335.1 square
kilometers and administratively divided into
seven Amphoes : Muang, Chun, Chiang Kham, Chiang
Muan, Dok Kham Tai, Pong and Mae Chai.
Ngam Muang Monument is erected in memory of King Ngam
Muang, a former ruler of Phu Kam Yao (Phayao) at the municipal
public park fronting Kwan Phayao (Phayao Lake).
Si Khom Kham This monastery is located in Amphoe Muang
on the bank of Phayao Lake commonly called by the villagers
"Wat Phra Chao Ton Luang" housing a principal image having a
lap width o 14 meters, 17 meters in height. The annual fair
takes place evry May. Located within the monastery compound
is "Ho Thai Nithat" a building where antiques and exhibitions
on literature, local intellenctual and Phayao's life style are
presented with new techonology devices.
Si Umong Kham
has a pagoda of the Chiang Saen Period in
perfect conditions. This monastery also houses the Buddha image
"Luang Po Ngam Muang Runag Rit" or the so-called "Phra Chao
LanTu" which is regarded as the most beautiful Buddha image
of Lanna Thai and a unique artistic symbol of Phukamyao, the
ancient Phayao Kingdom.
This is a small hill, located on the bank of
Phayao Lake having an access road
of 1.5 kms. distance branching
off the Phahonyothin to the top of the hill where there is a
Buddhistic monk community which is generally called by the villagers
"Phrathat Chom Thong".
Phayao This natural lagoon having clear and clean water
occupies an area of 12,800 rai,
is beautiful and a breeding
source for fresh water fishes. There are a lot of food shops
located along the bank suitable for dining and relaxing in the