By The Nation
Kwan Phayao – the word “Kwan” means means “lake” or “large swamp” in the northern Thai language is shaped like a half-circle, and is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the fourth largest in the country. It is 1.5 metres deep, and covers an area of about 1,980 hectares.
Some 50 species of fish are found in the lake, Phayao is about 691 kilometres from Bangkok and covers an area of 6,335 square kilometres. Temperatures is the area are currently hovering around 10 degrees Celsius.