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Need some effort to reach the top

You should stay the night before getting to see Phucheefah (cliff pointing to sky) because you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, CA
Watch the Sun Rise and See the Sea of Fog

Phu Chi Fa is a viewpoint at the top of the highest peak in Thoeng District. 1,628 meters above sea... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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All reviews chiang rai phu chi fa car park the cliff early morning next morning be careful great view amazing sunrise watch the sunrise northern thailand my friend bus station winter months love nature worth the effort takes about minutes
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should stay the night before getting to see Phucheefah (cliff pointing to sky) because you need to get up early to walk up to catch sunrise. It takes about 20 minutes. Wear warm clothes, comfortable shoes, flashlight Depending on the weather, you may see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phu Chi Fa is a viewpoint at the top of the highest peak in Thoeng District. 1,628 meters above sea level. In the early morning you can watch the sunrise over an ocean of clouds.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

We drove from our accommodation at Nana Doo Homestay in Chiang Rai for abt 2 hrs before we reached. I was under the impression we could drive to the peak, but nope. We had to trek about 760m up - slope is rather steep at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nickngsg
Reviewed December 18, 2018

A beautiful place for mountain and nature lovers. Not a very difficult hike if you chose take the local trucks up the steep road to the carpark near the trail up the summit. An easy 15-20 minute hike, depending on fitness level. As the sun...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Hian Kok B
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went to Phu chi fa on the 18th of November 2018. We started our trip from Chiang Rai which is closest big city to Phu chi fa. There is only one Mini van going from Chiang Rai to Phu chi fa...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Dimitar I
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A feeling like you are in prehistoric times...amazing scenery draped in history. An outstanding gem so worth the visit in Northern Thailand

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Phu Chi Fa for two nights whilst we trekked around the mountains. The views are incredible and accommodation choices are really good too. We stayed at Pathang Hill Resort, the owners are super friendly and speak English and made us feel so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank 153patels
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

@khillery how did you get there? is the public bus running from Chiang rai? we have been told it is not but previous posts from other travellers suggest it might

Date of experience: July 2018
18  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We climbed the mountain in a mist of clouds for sunrise and that is how it stayed. No view as we could only see a meter or two in front of us, but you can’t control mother nature so we made the best of it....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank KHillery
Reviewed May 2, 2018

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 within 90 minutes drive from this place....More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank Soe-Photo
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November 15, 2017|
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Response from allxb2017 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in mid October and I can tell you It wasn’t 20 degree at all. Being in T-shirt was not comfortable, just bring a sweater or light jacket and you should be good!
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Phu Chi Fa Forest Park where to stay ? (3 Replies)
Hi all, we will be going to Chiang Rai in February 2009 and would like to spend a night nearby Phu Chi Fa Forest Park. But the only accommodation we can find online is a camping area. Is there any decent accommodation around that area ? Or do we need to stay in Chiang Rai City ? But it's actually more than 100 km away from Phu Chi Fa and inconvenient to see the sunrise. Any good suggestions would be highly appreciated :-) Thank you.
November 17, 2008|
Response fromegoncnxth|
Is there anybody who can help with this issue ?
Atlanta, Georgia
Day Trip to Phu Chi Fa Forest Park? Or spend the night (0 Replies)
Any advice on this plan would be helpful. I would like to visit Phu Chi Fa Forest Park for Sunrise in Chiang Rai in April. Next day I plan on taking the slow boat from Huay Xai to Luang Prabang, Laos. Would you or should i: 1. Make it a day trip from Chiang Rai by leaving at the crack of dawn and come back to CR sometime mid day when i'm done sightseeing. OR 2. Leave Chiang Rai late in the evening, get dropped off and stay in a hostel/hotel near the park, wake up early and hike to the summit...More
November 29, 2015|
Christian G
Toronto, Canada
Transportation to Phu Chi Fa Forest Park (1 Reply)
Hi everyone, I want to watch the sunrise at Phu Chi and am planning to leave Chiang Rai at 3AM. Question, do any busses or tour guides depart this early, or do I have to rent a car? Thanks for the help.
June 27, 2015|
Response fromRichard R|
you'll need ur own car. I am heading up there next month