Phayao Panoramas - Payao Panoramas

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  • Payao Viewpoint January 2017 Panorama

    Payao Viewpoint January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another panorama from this viewpoint in January 2017, in the cool and dry season. In the distance is Khwan Payao, the lake in the center of Payao Municipality.

  • Phayao Lakeside Evening January 2017 Panorama

    Phayao Lakeside Evening January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Sunset at the Kwan Phayao lakeside. The sun sets behind the mountains on the opposite shore. A magical moment in this tranquil town in Northern Thailand that is getting ever more popular recently.

  • Wiang Lo Payao January 2017

    Wiang Lo Payao January 2017 Panorama Preview

    A few days after this panorama was photographed, prehistoric artefacts were discovered at Wiang Lor. One more reason to visit this interesting site. Here's the Bangkok Post Article. Summary: Two skeletons and some artifact including bronze ornaments, bracelets, earrings and pottery were found, probably from the metal age. The exact age is yet to be determined by modern scientific methods.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Chedi January 2017 Panorama

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    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor Stupa.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Stupa January 2017 Panorama

    Wiang Lo Payao Stupa January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor Stupa.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Stupa January 2017 Panorama

    Wiang Lo Payao Stupa January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor Stupa.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Chedi January 2017 Panorama

    Wiang Lo Payao Chedi January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor Stupa.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Chedi January 2017 Panorama

    Wiang Lo Payao Chedi January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor Stupa.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Entrance January 2017 Panorama

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    The entrance area of Wiang Lor temple.

  • Wiang Lo Payao with Birthday Buddha Statues January 2017 Panorama

    Wiang Lo Payao with Birthday Buddha Statues January 2017 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Another view of the interesting Wiang Lor temple. The small Buddha figurines in the kiosk-like display represent the days of the week a person is born.

  • Wiang Lo Payao Square January 2017 Panorama

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    The large square at Wiang Lor temple.

  • Wiang Lo Temple Payao Wiharn January 2017 Panorama

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    The wiharn at Wiang Lor temple.

  • Payao Viewpoint September 2016 Panorama

    Payao Viewpoint September 2016 Panorama Panorama Preview

    Payao Viewpoint on the road between Payao and Chiang Mai in September 2016 at the height of the rainy season. In the distance is Khwan Payao, the lake in the center of Payao Municipality. The lush green under dramatic cloud formations are typical for the rainy season.

  • Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama

    Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama Panorama Preview

    The lakeside road in Payao on the day of a major festival and parade. Restored US-pickups from the fifties are lining up for the parade. Also, a new lakeside luxury hotel heralds Payao's tourism future.

  • Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama

    Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama Panorama Preview

    The lakeside road in Payao on the day of a major festival and parade. Some beauty queens in traditional garb are getting into the van while restored US-pickups from the fifties are lining up for the parade.

  • Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama

    Payao Lakeside September 2016 Panorama Panorama Preview

    The lakeside road in Payao appears to be under constant construction. Payao has realized its tourism potential, with overbuilding and loss of atmosphere an increasing peril.

  • Kwan Payao September 2013

    Kwan Payao September 2013 Panorama Preview

    Payao (also spelled Phayao, Pha Yao etc., always starting with a P sound) is one of the hidden gems of Northern Thailand. A tranquil town located on a vast lake (Kwan Payao) makes a great getaway from the bustle and ever worsening traffic and pollution in Chiang Mai. The town now has a full tourist infrastructure with many clean and affordable guesthouses (often callee "Home Stay"), friendly lakeside nrestaurants serving fish from the lake prepared hot and spicy, as well as as lakeside parks and funfairs that serve as a promenade. Payao is only about 150 kilometers from Chiang Mai and can be reached via a solid and scenic road by car or motorcycle. There are no train or plane connections to Payao, but the city is located on Highway 1 that connects Bangkok with Chiang Rai. Several buses travel to Phayao from Chiang Mai and other places numerous times per day. The panorama shows a typical monsoon rain front coming over the lake.

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