Phu Chi Fa Forest Park, Thoeng

4.7
#2 of 18 in Nature in Chiang Rai Province
Known for its natural beauty, Phu Chi Fa Forest Park offers views of surrounding mountains and hills. Visit during the most popular time, at dawn, to see the sunrise and the sea of mist that fills the low-lying lands around the mountain. Also keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like barking deer, wild boar, canaries, and magpies. Remember to dress warm in preparation for the summit's cool temperatures, and pack a meal because food options on the mountain are limited. Our Thoeng holiday builder website makes visiting Phu Chi Fa Forest Park and other Thoeng attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand, if you can get there at the right time (just before sunrise on a day with clear skies). Be warned though - there is no other worthy attraction wit...  more »
  • Phu Chi FA to come the new year, up into the mountain at noon that the latest cool weather thiang foggy from a man who appears to be drunk (bend a lot) vs. air this past can you. The first rising Mt. over the impressive, OK?
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  • I am here at Chiang Rai bus terminal 1 (near night market) looking for bus to Phu Chi Fa. Been asking since yesterday. All says no bus to Phu Chi Fa. Some says can change bus at Thoeng. Some says ther...  more »
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  • Awesome...awesome...place! One of the most beautiful and scenic places in Thailand. I went there very early morning to catch the sunrise, which is a must-do thing to do if you are visiting Chiang Rai. The way to this place is blessed with beautiful scenery and nature. When I went up it was little dark and was drizzling a bit. The path even though small and took only 20 minutes to reach the peak, was very slippery. The entire hiking path and the peak is surrounded with breath taking views and scenery. You can see the neighboring country Laos from the top. When I was hiking down I saw little Hmong children in traditional attires singing along the sides of the hiking path entertaining the tourists for money. The climate there is awesome.
  • Absolutely beautiful park at the border to Laos (access from Thailand only). The sunrises here are famous but you can also hike a little bit. Because of the smoke I don't recommend visiting in March, also because most guesthouses are closed.
  • The drive itself to this place was almost better than the hike . Do the drive all the way through (the portion between Phu Sang and phu chi fa, not just the portion from Thoeng). Beautiful drive through the mountains . It’s a touristy spot for Thai locals too so don’t get ripped off on accommodation. We opted to just stay elsewhere away from phu chi fa because it was too expensive . Hike itself was easy to get to , took 20 minutes to read the peak (only 750 m hike). Food and tourist shirts sold at the base of the hike. Little Hmong children sing and dance in different locations as you hike your way up but it was honestly pretty sad and clearly child labor as the parents watched on and did nothing and kids were miserable . Had some cloud cover on the view but still pretty!
  • This is the best thing with Thailand all their forest and national parks. Do not miss the sunset in the morning. Thats why everybody come here. Make sure you only visit in the high season the peak is closed during rainy season.
  • This is a nice view for sun rise. Not as many international tourist as I think. Mostly just the local. Follow me in Instagram: Paoleestudio
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