The Emblem of Phayao

Introduction
     Phayao has an overall area of 6,355 square kilometers and is administratively divided into 7 Amphoes (Districts) and 2 King Amphoes (Subdistricts).: Amphoe Muang, Chun, Chiang Kham, Chiang Muan, Dok Kham Tai, Pong, Mae Chai, King Amphoe Phu Kam Yao and King Amphoe Phu Sang. Phayao is located 690 kilometers from Bangkok.

Borders
North :
South :
East :
West :
Chiang Rai
Phrae and Lampang
Nan
Chaing Mai

From Phayao city to nearby provinces
     -   Chiang Mai 140 kms.
     -   Chiang Rai 94 kms.
     -   Lampang 130 kms.
     -   Nan 137 kms.
     -   Phare 156 kms.

From Phayao city to nearby provinces
     -   Chiang Mai 140 kms.
     -   Chiang Rai 94 kms.
     -   Lampang 130 kms.
     -   Nan 137 kms.
     -   Phare 156 kms.

History
     Phayao  is  an  old  province  of  Thailand,  established  in 1095 by King of Chiang Saen. In the reign  of  King  Ngum  Muang,  1267 the  existence of the people was very properous.In 1897 King Rama  V  combined  Phayao  with  Chiang  Rai  Province,  and in 1977 Phayao was divided from Chiang Rai again and proclaimed to be one of the provinces of Thailand.

How to get there
By Car
     Take   Bangkok - Nakhon   Sawan -  Phitsanulok -   Sukhothai -  Sri Satcha  Na Lai -  Denchai - Phrae-Phayao Highway for 733 kms

By Bus
     The   10-hour   journey   from   Bangkok  can  be  made  on  airconditioned  coaches  and non-airconditioned  buses  originating  from  the  Northern  Bus  Terminal  on  Bangkok's Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd. (Tel: 936-3667-8 for further details.)

By Rail
     The   State   Railways  of  Thailand  operates  daily  services  from  Bangkok's  Hualamphong Railway  Station,  including  a  popular  overnight  sleeper  to Amphoe Denchai (Phrae Province) and  take  a  local  bus  to  Phayao,  some  185 kms.,  away.  Call  223-7010 or 223-7020 for further information.

By Air
     Thai  Airways Internationals (Tel: 628-2000) operates daily flights from Bangkok to Chiang Rai and take a local bus to Phayao, some 94 kilometers.