Chiang Rai : Attractions / Chiang Khong District
Counties (Districts)

Chiang Khong District
Route 110, 1016, then 1129

This small district on the bank of the Mekong River is located 53 km. east of Chiang Saen. Tourists can cross the river to visit Laos by ferry if they have a visa. Local tour operators can make visa arrangements.

Ban Hat Khrai
Just one kilometer south of Chiang Khong, this village is a famous area for catching pla buek (catfish). The giant fish are caught between mid-April and May every year.

Ban Hat Bai
This village, 25 kms along the Chiang Saen - Chiang Khong route, is a Thai Lue community which is well-known for its handwoven cotton.

Wiang Kaen Sub-district
Route 110, 1016, 1129, then 1155

Doi Pha Tang
Located some 32 kilometres from Wiang Kaen District, this scenic mountain is the home of Chinese, Hmong and Yao ethnic minorities. From the hilltop, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Thai and Lao rural areas. The mountain is more popular during winter when the cherries blossom and a sea of mist cover the whole area.

Mount Phu Chi Fa

Phu Chi Fa is 1,628 metres above average sea level. In the cool season, the landscape is so charming. Several kinds of wild flowers are in full bloom, especially Nang Phaya Suakhrong or Thai sakura (Prunus cerasoides D.Don) which will welcome you with its prolific charming pink flowers. Another factor making Phu Chi Fa attractive is its appearance.

Phu Chi Fa
Phu Chi Fa
The majestic landscape of Phu Chi Fa
(By courtesy of TAT)

Its top shapes like a finger pointing to the sky and this is why the mountain is called "Phu Chi Fa" (the mountain pointing to the sky). When on the mountain top, you can absorb the beauty of the fluffy mist that seems to embrace you and the mountain. Besides the mist, travellers to Phu Chi Fa will love the white bauhinias (Bauhinia variegata Linn.) which bloom from February to March, painting the forests with its white colour.

Recommended period: December-February
To get there: From Chiang Rai city, use Chiang Rai-Thoeng Route (64 km) and then turn onto Thoeng-Pang Kha Route (24 km). Then there is a laterite road leading to Phu Chi Fa (19 km).
For more information, please contact Phu Chi Fa Forest Park Po District, Wiangkaen County, Chiang Rai, Tel: 0 5371 4914 Fax: 0 5371 1961.

Chiang Rai Attraction List
Cultural Attractions
Wat (Buddhist Temples) 
Wat Klang Wiang
Wat Ngammuang
Wat Pa Sak
Wat Phra Kaeo
Wat Phra Sing
Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
Wat Phra That Chom Kitti
Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong
•• Wat Phra That Doi Tung
Wat Rong Khun
Chiang Saen National Museum
The Hall of Opium, Golden Triangle Park
Hilltribe Development & Welfare Centre
Hilltribe Villages
King Mengrai Statue
Natural Attractions


Doi Luang National Park
Khun Kon Waterfall Forest Park
Mae Fa Luang Garden
Somdet Phra Si Nakarin Park
Doi (Mount)
Doi Mae Salong
Doi Pha Tang
Doi Tung Area
Doi Tung Royal Villa
Phu Chi Fa
Chiang Saen Lake
Golden Triangle (or Sop Ruak)
Khun Nam Nang Non
Kok River
Tham Pha Chom
Tham (cave) Pum, Tham Pla & Tham Phayanak

•• Popular Attractions