Starting point for some of the best hill tribe treks and beautiful national park adventures
Overview of Fang
Fang is a hidden gem located in northern Chiang Mai province, known for its peaceful rice paddies, the Fang River Valley, secluded hot springs and steep hillsides, is a perfect destination for those looking to relax and unwind. Straddled between the Thai and Myanmar borders, the province is encompassed in forested hills and paddy field valleys. The main town is larger than you might expect with a fair amount of industrial buildings and roads. The town is generally a stop-off point for longer treks to the surrounding mountains and parks. Hill tribe treks are common in this area.
Fang has a rich history dating back to the mid-seventh century when King Mengrai occupied it. This history is reflected in the several Shan-inspired temples and old wooden shop houses that have become the defining features of the Lanna Kingdom. The town is also home to a diverse mix of ethnic groups, including Yunnanese Muslims, Shan, ex-Kuomintang and Northern Thai, which has led to an interesting blend of architecture in the area.
Fang is also home to a number of popular natural attractions including Doi Ang Khang and Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park – home to the second highest mountain in Thailand. The Doi Ang Khang peak is famous for the Royal Agricultural Project, established by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great in 1969, with the aim of introducing temperate fruits, vegetables and flowers to the region and providing a permanent income to local hill-tribe farmers.
Due to the pleasant weather year-round, the town is perfect for those looking to explore the great outdoors. The winter months, however, can get quite chilly, so visitors should pack accordingly. With a wealth of natural beauty
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Fang AttractionsView all Attractions in Fang
Fang has plenty of things to see and do. We’ve rounded up some of the best below: