Huai Chomphu Reservoir – Pha Thewada
Huai Chomphu Reservoir – Pha Thewada is located in San Khong Sub-district, 23 kilometres from Amphoe Mueang Phayao and approximately 8 kilometres from Dok Kham Tai District. It is usually a long-distant and adventure route due to its geography as a steep mountain stretching from the north to the south. Along the way, 3 kinds of forests can be seen; namely, deciduous dipterocarp forest, mixed deciduous forest and dry evergreen forest. Moreover, the safe agricultural lifestyle at Ban Cham Kai, Namtok Huai Chomphu, Namtok Tat Hua Chang, as well as, small and big caves are found along the Pha Thewada mountain range. Visitors have to walk for 3 kilometres to get there. The total duration for travelling is 2 days and 1 night with many kinds of supplementary activities such as abseiling from the Thewada cliff with various heights of 25, 50 and 110 metres. Moreover, during winter from November to February, there are sunflower fields in bloom as far as the eyes can see, as well as an inspection of the peacocks in nature. There is also a camping area for tourists. For further information, please contact the San Khong Sub-district Administration Organisation, Tel. 0 5441 9107 or the Wiang Lo Wildlife Sanctuary, Tel. / Fax. 0 5442 1557.
To get there: From Amphoe Mueang Phayao, pass the Mae Tam intersection along Highway No. 1021 and pass the Dok Kham Tai District Office for 2 kilometres, turn right at the crossroad into Ban Cham Kai. Go straight on for 9 kilometres to the agro-tourist centre of San Khong Sub-district.