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Address: Chiang Rai Province, Chiang Rai, Thailand

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Takes the breath away

I read about this place and so marked it as a must do on my motorbike tour of the Golden Triangle. Arriving from Chiang Khong late afternoon we settled in at one of the many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I read about this place and so marked it as a must do on my motorbike tour of the Golden Triangle. Arriving from Chiang Khong late afternoon we settled in at one of the many bungalows on the hillside. A great meal and view at the next door restaurant. Up at 5am next morning for the ride up to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's a long drive up winding roads just to see that one and only attraction on the summit of Phu Chee Fah (or Phu Chi Fa) - the morning sunrise with the sea of fog. But it's worth it, in my opinion. There is a small village just at the entrance to the summit, with food stalls, a small -... More 

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Phrae, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The view is unbelievable. It's definitely worth the 3am wake-up, 2-hr drive from Chiang Rai and then steep 5am hike up to the top. There are a LOT of tourists, but they're all Thai. We felt like we stumbled upon a little secret of a tourist attraction. The sunrise was unbelievable. It was very cold but very worth it. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A must do if you are heading to Chiang Rai. It's a couple of hours away on a moped and probably about 200-250 baht worth of fuel. Entry is free (Yes FREE), not even the toilets are free in Asia so this is a real treat. I stayed in a small cabin which was 300 per night, the shower was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I'm so glad we decided to make the trip to Phu Chi Fa. We came here on February 23rd and has been the highlight of my 25km weeks in northern thailand so far. We drove our Scooter in from Chiang Rai. The ride was very easy, it took about 3.5 hours with a stop for food and a few quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you go during the winter months (Dec-Jan) you are likely to catch a glimpse of a sea of fog. The fog covers the mountains, and all you can sea are the peaks peaking out of the fog. It looks like islands in the fog. We camped out at the park (which was free) and woke up the next morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

No realy indicated in travels book, it's realy easy to go there. That is worth it. You have to take a shuttle to Chiang Rai, at 13h30, and you can go back the day after at 9 am. For 300 baths. There you 'll have the choice, with guests house. But price are always expensive, sou you have to negociate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Have been visiting Thailand for the past 8 years and stay in Chiang Mai. Have been exploring many areas but never the North east Laos border and view point of Phu Chi Fa Forest Park. Very little solid information about this beauty spot on the internet - just a few reviews on here. So here are my experiences - we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We went early like everyone else (3am) and still weren’t able to view the sunrise because it was cloudy and there were a lot of people (for a Monday, in late-December). My suggestion is to check the forecast first before you go. If it’s cloudy, don’t bother going because you’ll be missing out on the sun rise and all you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The view was breath taking. My friends and I went in December which is Thailand's peak season and there where a lot of people. There both tourist and local people. We went at 3 am so we can beat traffic and boy we where wrong. Some people were even more earlier. It was a beautiful view. The only part was... More 

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