Members Holidays in Phayao
A 800km round trip by motorbike with stays at Nan, Phrae and Phayao.
Some major tours of Northern Thailand on Harley Davidsons.
Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai, then onto Phayao and back to Chiang Mai.
Phayao Tourist Attractions
The lake is a man made lake and underneath is Wat Tilok Aram which dates back to the end of the 15th century.
Doi Ngam Doi Ngam or Doi Hua-ngom is a mesa with flatlands on the mountaintop (similar to Phu Kra-dueng). When standing on the mountaintop, you can watch a beautiful sunrise and sunset, as well as the scenery of mountains.
The geographical features of the National Park consist of high mountains, extending northwards. Meanwhile, Mae-yom Forest and Nampi Forest consist of high mountains extending like a horseshoe, as well as a low-lying land of Chiang-muan District situated in the middle of the two forests.
Phu Sang National Park located in Phu Sang District, Phayao province and Thoeng District, Chiang Rai province. The 284.8 km2 Park is watershed of many streams in Phayao, comprises of hill evergreen, deciduous and dipterocarp forest.
Phayao much like the rest of Thailand has many Temples and Wats, here are a few that you can visit, Wat Ananlayo, Wat Li, Wat Phrachao Nang Din, Wat Phra That Chomthong, Wat Phrathat Khing Kaeng, Wat Phra That Sop Waen, Wat Saen Mueang Ma, Wat Si Umong Kham, Wat Tha Fa Tai and Wat Si Khom Kham
Namtok Champa Thong Waterfall
Phayao is home to many Thai Lue people, in November there is the Nang Nopphamas beauty contest, floating of Yi Peng lanterns at the Phayao Lake, cultural performances, Thai Lue parade, sales of OTOP products, and a light and sound performance.
Thai Lue Cultural Centre
Thai Lue Cultural Centre is located at Wat Yuan. The Thai Lue people are peaceful, diligent, patient, and conservative in their culture and traditions such as costumes, housing style, culinary matters, etc. This centre has been established to display the pieces of arts and culture, especially the colourful and elaborately designed Thai Lue fabrics in various patterns such as Lai Dok Kho Khruea, Lai Dok Kho, Lai Ma and Lai Dok Tang, as well as, to professionally train the Thai Lue people.
Five kilometres from the Phu Sang waterfall is a village on the Thai-Laotian border. On the 10th and 30th of every month, Ban Huak hold a bazaar for Thais and Laotians to trade and barter their products.
Ban Tham Indigenous Cultural Centre
This cultural centre is about 15 kilometres from the district town of Dok Khamtai on the way to Chiang Muan district. It has a large collection of native agricultural tools and implements as well as ancient objects from which the cultural lifestyle of the Lanna people in the past can be studied. One kilometre before the Centre is a park shaded by large trees with caves of hanging and protruding rock deposits.
Ban Rong Hai Ancient Site
It is a large ancient settlement by Kwan Phayao, while some of its remains are located underwater of Kwan Phayao. From the evidence of the sandstone Buddha images and fragments of an inscription discovered, it is assumed to age around 500 years. This community is also a place where the local intellect, lifestyles, and relationship with Kwan Phayao have been passed on until the present time.
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.
You can also visit the Phra Tamnak Kwan Phayao and Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station.
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.
Kaeng Luang Dinosaur Forest Park
Kaeng Luang Dinosaur Forest Park is at Mu 7, Ban Nong Klang, Ban Mang Sub-district. There are fossils of a Sauropod dinosaur, which is a large kind of herbivorous dinosaur with a long neck, long tail, and walked using 4 legs. The fossilized bones of the dinosaur discovered are at least 15 metres long, with a weight of more than 100 tonnes, and a height of more than 100 feet. It is estimated to have lived not less than 130 million years ago and is considered as a piece of world historical evidence.
Moreover, the evolution of human beings can be traced from the fossils of an ape aged 15 million years. It can be considered as an origin of humankind.
Pang Kha Royal Project and Development Centre
Pang Kha Royal Project and Development Centre is situated at Pang Kha Village, Pha Chang Noi Sub-district. The area of the centre comprises mountains and rises with a height of 1,000-1,300 metres above sea level. The demonstration plots are open for tourists to visit and study. The activity provided is a visit to the vegetable, flowering plants and fruit plants demonstration plots. The centre also provides accommodation, tents, and sleeping bags. Please contact Tel. 0 5440 1032 for further information.