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The Pho Khun Ngam Mueang Memorial  commemorates a former king of Phayao, or Phu Kam Yao, who was in power some 700 years ago. During his reign, the state prospered and expanded its territory.

Wat Si Khom Kham is a temple located in the centre of Mueang Phayao by Kwan Phayao. It is a 3rd class royal temple and selected model of a developed one. Local people call it “Wat Phrachao Ton Luang”, after the largest Buddha image in the Chiang Saen style of art in the Lanna Thai Kingdom. It is a Buddha image with a lap width of 14 metres and height of 16 metres, and was cast during 1491-1524. Phrachao Ton Luang or Phrachao Ong Luang is not only

a signature Buddha image of Phayao, but also one of the Lanna Thai Kingdom. During Visakha

Puja Day of every year, there is a ceremony to pay respect to Phrachao Ton Luang, called “The

Ceremony to Pay Respect to Phrachao Ong Luang in the 8th Northern Lunar Month”. Moreover,

within the compound of the temple stands an ubosot in the water by the bank of Kwan Phayao,

where there are mural paintings in elaborate designs by Achan Angkarn Kalayaanapong, a

National Artist  of Thailand  Ho  Watanatham Nithat .The indigenous museum deals with the

history and  ancient relics of  Phayao, including  native culture  and  traditions and creativity.

Kwan Phayao Pavilion and the Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station is the first facility in the world to breed successfully Pla Buk, the giant catfish. There is an aquarium displaying many species of fish and water plants.

The Chiang Saen-style Chedi at Wat Si Umong Kham  is still in good condition.

The Lanna-style Buddha statue, Phra Chao Lan Tu  is regarded as the most beautiful anywhere.

Wat Phra That Chomthong Surrounded by an arboretum, the temple offers a panoramic view of the town and the lake.

Wat Ananlayo  About 7 kilometres north of town on Highway No.1 and further 9 kilometres after a left turn is a hilltop temple, Wat Ananlayo. Covering an extensive area, cool and shady under leafy canopies of large trees it features building and sculptures of religion-based characters by contemporary craftsmen of great skill. From here an expansive view of Kwan Phayao, the fields and the town is visible.

Namtok Champa Thong  is a beautiful and tall waterfall amid natural surroundings.

Phayao Province, places to see and Visit in Phayao, Wat Si Khom Kham, Wat Phra That Chomthong

Phayao Province, Page 4,  places of interest to see here , Namtok Phu Sang, Wat Nantaram, Kwan Phayao.