Phayao is a town ( thesaban mueang) in northern Thailand, capital of Phayao Province. The town is divided into the sub-districts of Mae Tam and Wiang, tambon of Mueang Phayao District.
The town is on the shore of the Phayao Lake. It dates back to the semi-independent city-state ( mueang), founded between 900-1,000 years ago.
As of 2005 Phayao had a population of 19,118. Phayao lies 726 km north of Bangkok.
Phayao may refer to:
- Phayao, capital of Phayao Province, Thailand
- Phayao Province, Thailand
- Amphoe Mueang Phayao or Mueang Phayao District, capital district of Phayao Province, Thailand
- Phayao lake an artificial lake in northern Thailand, bordering on the town Phayao