Phu Chi Fa is a viewpoint for a sea of mist and the sunrise. Situated 25 kilometers from Doi Pha Tang, this hill is about 1,628 meters above sea level, and has a skyward pointed tip with a long cliff face protruding toward Lao PDR. There is a wide grass field covering the hilltop.
To get there: Take the Chiang Rai – Thoeng Route for 64 kilometers and the Thoeng – Ban Pi Route for 6 kilometers. Then, turn left to Highway 1155 and drive past Ban Pang Kha and Ban Cheng Meng on an asphalt road to reach the hill, a total distance of 42 kilometers. Alternatively, take Highway 1021 (Thoeng – Chiang Kham – Ban Huak) and, 6 kilometers before reaching Chiang Kham, switch to follow the road toward the Namtok Phu Sang National Park for 19 kilometers. Then, continue for 30 kilometers. to reach the hill. Visitors can drive to the parking lot of the Phu Chi Fa Forest Park and continue on foot for about 700 meters to the viewpoint. In addition, a bus service to the hill is available at the Chiang Rai Bus Terminal at 07.00 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. (in the cool season only).
For more information, the Tap Tao Sub-district Administration Organisation at Tel. 0 5318 9111, 08 1724 0052 the Phu Chi Fa Forest Park at Tel. 08 4740 7990, 0 8013 3407 and the Visitor Centre at Tel. 0 5371 0195-6.