enveloped by mountains and valleys. Phayao is a small, peaceful province. Though
with only modest facilities and conveniences, it is an enchanting community
with delightful natural beauty and fascinating religious sites. Dating back to
more than 900 years, it used to be an independent state with its own rulers
before it became a part of the Lanna Thai kingdom in mid-14th
is about 691 kilometers from Bangkok and covers an area of 6,335 square
kilometers. Administrative, it is divided into the following districts. Muang,
Dok Kham Tai, Pong, Mae Chai, Phu Sang, and Phu Kam Yao.