Doi Pha Tang

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Doi Pha Tang is a viewpoint between Thai-Lao border. There is mist throughout the year and visitors can enjoy wild Himalayan cherry blossoms and Orchid Tree or Purple Bauhinia in full bloom during December – January. Doi Pha Tang is home to the Yunnan Chinese or Haw, Hmong, and Yao. The Yunnan Chinese were part of the former 93rd division of the anti-communist Kuomintang (KMT). They settled their community in Doi Pha Tang and are currently earning a living by agriculture – growing temperate crops; such as, peach, plum, pear, apple and tea.

To get there: From the provincial city of Chiang Rai, take the Chiang Rai -Wiang Chai- King Mengrai – Ban Ta route, Highway No. 1233, 1173 and 1152, a distance of 50 kilometers. Then, it is 45 kilometers from Ban Ta to Ban Tha Charoen (Highway No. 1020), and from Ban Tha Charoen – Wiang Kaen – Pang Hat on Highway No. 1155 is about 17 kilometers. Finally, from Pang Hat to Doi Pha Tang is another 15 kilometers. Chong Pha Bong scenic channel is a large rock passage overlooking the Mekong River in Lao PDR. If continuing walking for 1 kilometers, you will arrive at viewpoint 103 the rough road leading up there is quite steep. Doi Pha Tang offers accommodation, camping ground and restaurants.

Contact the Po Sub-district Administrative Organisation Tel. 0 5391 8265.

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