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Phu Chi Fa Forest Park

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Address: Thoeng, Thailand

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A sea of clouds (COME EARLY!)

We were travelling for a small month at the time and we did all the mainstream stuff you could think about (Temples, Temples and Temples). In a bar in Chang Rai we spoke to some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
ijsbrandterhorst
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Wierden, The Netherlands
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Wierden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were travelling for a small month at the time and we did all the mainstream stuff you could think about (Temples, Temples and Temples). In a bar in Chang Rai we spoke to some locals to talk about the most beautiful places of Thailand. They gave the advice to go to Phu Chi Fa in the early morning. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there few years back. Went in December and it was freezing cold. Went to the top and the view was super. Choice of stay...Camping tent or small house. A camp fire with BBQ and some wine is perfect. Long ride as I travelled from Mae Sai all the way to there about 3-4 hour. Worth the experience. Warning...It was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Come early to choose the best place for sunrise viewing. If you have problem with cold, do bring enough thick clothes. There is no toilet at the peak, make sure you go to the toilet before you start hiking or simply don't drink too much. If you have limited time for visit, do check for the weather first so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Great place to watch the sunrise. The clouds fill the valley below to appear like an ocean. Would recommend taking a powerful camera.

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Kata Beach, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

On the 16th of March, 2016 we arrived at the parking lot. May offered her services as a tour guide. My wife said, we don't need a tour guide, we can walk up there ourselves. But then she changed her mind. May is 11 years old, and works as a tour-guide, when she is not in school. She has 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Do check the weather before you go if you plan to spend only one day or else you can only see fog. Sunrise is very beautiful, and it's almost like you're standing on the cloud. There's some hotel or guest house if you plan to stay at the park. Use suitable shoes. It's not a very difficult hike. Be informed... More 

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Wiang Nong Long
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

You have to go there around late January or February because it's not a high season but still nice and cold. So you can get a cheap hotel and there aren't too much people I think. It's very nice place to hike and wait to see sunrise. But the road is terrible and dangerous for amateur driver.😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at Phu Chi Fa just to get the opportunity to see the amazing sunrise twice! An incredible place, the Phu Chi Fa lookout is a sheer cliff at the top of a hill that looks out over Laos. Watching the sunrise from above the clouds is incredible! We also really enjoyed getting there early enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

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 

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