The journey by bus from Nakhon Sawan to Phayao is scheduled to take 9 hours 25 minutes.
Bus Timetable from Nakhon Sawan to Phayao
Click on the Nakhon Sawan – Phayao link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Nakhon Sawan - Phayao ฿ 444 7h 50m|
Bus Stop in Nakhon Sawan
Bus services to Phayao depart from Nakhon Sawan Bus Terminal, Pak Nam Pho Sub-district, Mueang Nakhon Sawan District, Nakhon Sawan 60000.
Arrival in Phayao
Bus services from Nakhon Sawan to Phayao terminate at Phayao Bus Terminal, Ha Rin Road, Tha Wang Thong, 56000 Mueang Phayao, Phayao.
Phayao is a town of around 20,000 permanent residents located in the Northern Region of Thailand close to the border with Laos. Phayao is not a particularly popular destination for foreign visitors although it does attract a lot of Thai tourists, particularly at the weekends. There are quite a few things that make the town of Phayao appealing to visitors, particularly for 1 or 2 day stays.
The first thing that Phayao has going for it is its scenery. The town is on the edge of a large lake, Kwan Phayao, which covers an area of 19.8 square kilometres. The lake is not very deep, about 1.5 metres in most places, but hosts over 50 species of fish many types of which are eaten locally. As well as the lake, Phayao is surrounded by relatively big hills, national parks and a few impressive waterfalls. Visitors who hire a motorbike or a car can have a great time visiting the natural wonders around Phayao.
The town of Phayao has a well documented 1,000 year history, but unfortunately there are no buildings in the town that date back to the early part of that period. There is a shrine on the edge of the lake, Wat Tilok Aram, which was once part of a 500 year old temple but nothing dating back earlier than that. Phayao does, however, has some unusual temples in the town and nearby which are worth visiting:
- Wat Si Khom Kham: Town centre temple with a 17 metre tall Buddha statue inside the main prayer tall.
- Wat Analyo Thipphayaram: Fantastic hill top temple on the other side of the lake to Phayao town.
- Wat Nantaram: Teak temple built in a style unique to the Thai Yai ethnic group.