We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Thoeng, Thailand
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 195 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Go to see the sunrise it's amazing

Stay in one of the guesthouses and wake up early to see the sunrise. To see the peaks come out of the clouds is simply amazing, and the ride from Chiang Rai towards the mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wiljan H
,
Thailand
Add Photo Write a Review

195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Thailand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stay in one of the guesthouses and wake up early to see the sunrise. To see the peaks come out of the clouds is simply amazing, and the ride from Chiang Rai towards the mountain is amazing. Be carefull with the road though it can be slippery and also the steep corners is not a recommendation for beginners. Cheers, WhereIsWiljen

Helpful?
1 Thank Wiljan H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After travelling by car from Mae Sai province for about 2 hours and a walk up the 750m rocky slope, I must say that the view from the top is somewhat disappointing. Stayed up there for about 10 minutes, took some photos and then its another 2 hours back. I would not go there again for sure. The view is... More 

Helpful?
Thank skleong99
Wollongong, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most spectacular sunrises I have seen! Although this was not an easy trip, we arrived in Phu Chi Fah and saw of the best sunrises in South East Asia. For a more detailed account about how to get there and some pictures, please visit thedustyroad.com and check out our blog on Phu Chi Fah.

Helpful?
Thank James A
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level Contributor
56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here are the tips on going to this heaven from Chiang Rai and stay there for less than 1000baht. Go to Terminal 1 Bus Station Chiang Rai, which is within the town. Ask around for Phu Chi Fa. You will be shown to a counter, where a hand-written signboard is hung above a desk. Tell the lady who sits behind... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jonathan O
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely breathtaking sunrise! You won’t be the only one and yes it’s a little of a climb to get there and yes you have to get up really early, but it’s all worth it! Since the available hotel rooms at Pu Chi Fa are limited and most of the hotels there can’t be found at the Western hotel sites so... More 

Helpful?
Thank Goetzed
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
342 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 2hr plus journey from Chiang Rai leaving at 0400hrs arriving 0600hrs approx. The car drove up to the car park which has stalls selling torches, food and drink, would suggest you take a torch as the paths up to the peak are rocky and gravel. It is a 760 metre climb/walk from the car park, not for those with... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love nature, the Phu Chi Fa forest Park is a worthwhile destination. It is located about 100 km east of Chiang Rai near the Thailand and Laos border. Every day, there is a 17 seat minibus bus leaves Chiang Rai for the village of Phu Chi Fa at 1 p.m. As of Jan 2016, the fare is 150... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jack M
BKK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I drove there in a rented 2015 Yaris 1.2 L (to the point where the road ends and you've to walk - google map did its job well) .. I was there on a weekday when there weren't so many tourists. I arrived at the resort by 2 pm and drove up to Phu chee fah by 4.00pm. The evening... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MarkJ19
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you know how to ride a semi-auto or manual motorbike is worth doing it yourself (although, not for beginners). The landscapes during the ride are beautiful. There are some pot holes on the way and very steep roads during the last kms so you might as well be careful. Worth staying one night at a Guesthouse and waking up... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Felipe V
Skagway, Alaska
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in the north, you must visit Phu Chi Fa. It's a bit difficult to get to, but totally worth it. Get to Chiang Rai and hire a taxi to take you the two hours to the park. There are bungalows you can rent below the mountain, and a driver will take you to the top very early... More 

Helpful?
Thank elisegiordano

Travelers who viewed Phu Chi Fa Forest Park also viewed

 
Mae Fa Luang, Chiang Rai Province
 

Been to Phu Chi Fa Forest Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Phu Chi Fa Forest Park and other visitors
12 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (12)

Questions? Get answers from Phu Chi Fa Forest Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?