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Phayao Freshwater Aquarium

02 July 2019

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Originally called “Kwan Phayao Aquatic Animal Husbandry Station 2”, the land was derived by expropriation from local people in 1939-1941. Major construction begun when the construction of water gate finished in 1939 before the station launched on 24 June 1941. Kwan Phayao Aquatic Animal Husbandry Station 2 was the second of its kind in Thailand, having Mr. Sawat Tiammet as the first station chief. Later in 1953, the name was changed to Chiang Rai Fisheries Station (Kwan Phayao). In 1977, the province of Phayao became independent from Chiang Rai. The place was renamed the Phayao Freshwater Fishery Station. In the fiscal year 2002, the government restructuring had converted the Phayao Freshwater Fishery Station to Phayao Inland Fisheries Research and Development Center, which is currently located on Phaholyothin Road, Vieng Subdistrict, Mueang District in Phayao Province.


Phayao Freshwater Aquarium features freshwater animals and plants. The place serves as the learning source of fisheries for students, researchers and general public. Not only an educational and entertaining attraction, but Phayao Freshwater Aquarium is also encouraging a sense of freshwater animal conservation. It helps to educate people with knowledge that benefits occupations that relate to freshwater fisheries.


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Agriculture, Science, Medical, Technology, Lifestyle And Nature.

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Phayao Freshwater Aquarium

Address And Contact Number

Phayao Inland Fisheries Research and Development Center, 1 Phaholyothin Road, Wiang Mueang Phayao Phayao 56000
Telephone : 054-431251, 054-431-331
Fax : 054-480-266
Website : http://www.fisheries.go.th/if-phayao/

Operating hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 6.30 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Admission fee


Getting There

Use Highway 32 (Asia Road) via Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Angthong, Sing Buri, Nakhon Sawan and enter into Highway 1 at Nakhon Sawan. Pass Khlong Khlung District, Kamphaeng Phet Province. Continue and pass Tak Province. Pass Thoen District, Sop Prap District and Ngao District in Lampang and enter Phayao Province. Total distance from Bangkok is 969 km.

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