Nestled in a peaceful province that is surrounded by mountains and valleys, Phayao is a quiet getaway in northern Thailand, just a bit south of Chiang Rai. Natural scenery and religious sites come together to form an inviting and cozy atmosphere. Utilizing Chiang Rai’s or Chiang Mai’s airport provide the closest port of access to Phayao province and this capital city.
Phayao sits on the shores of Phayao Lake
where much of the leisure and recreation is to be had. Whether looking to capture the view in person or with a camera, the lake really sets the scene with foggy mornings and reflections on the water both day and night. There is also said to be a sunken temple in the lake that might be discoverable with a dive. Some easier-to-access land-based temples worth a visit can be found on Bussarakham Mountain. Wat Si Khom Kham
is the most important temple of the area, and Wat Analayo offers magnificent city views. Plenty of accommodation options are available alongside the lake.
Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Phayao for hotels and must-see destinations.