Phra Tamnak Kwan Phayao and Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station
Phra Tamnak Kwan Phayao and Phayao Fresh-water Fishery Station are situated on Phahon Yothin Road, on the milestone Km. 734 - 735, Wiang Sub-district. The royal residence is a venue of display on the royal activities of Somdej Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani – the late Princess Mother - when she stayed and worked in Phayao. The station is a breeding venue of fresh-water fish. It is also the first place in the world where there was a demonstration of the breeding process of the giant catfish raised in a soil pond. The giant catfish is the biggest fresh-water fish without scales in the world. A fully grown one is 3 metres long with a weight of 250 kilogrammes, residing in the Mekong River. Moreover, it is a breeding place of other species of fish such as Pla Nin – Nile tilapia, Pla Taphian Khao - silver carp, and Pla Yisok Thet – rohu, with an aim to distribute them to local farmers. Within the museum exhibits a variety of beautiful and rare species of fish. It is open daily from 8.30 a.m.- 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Moreover, there are other activities for tourists to experience such as a boat trip to admire the scenery of Kwan Phayao, petanque competition, a relaxation zone, and restaurants offering food that is cooked with fish from Kwan Phayao. For further information, please contact Tel. 0 5443 1251, 0 5448 0266 and 0 5448 0466.